trichloronitrophenol

noun

tri·​chlo·​ro·​nitrophenol
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: a pale yellow crystalline compound O2NC6HCl3OH derived from ortho-nitrophenol and used in streams for killing the sea lamprey

called also 3,4,6-trichloro-2-nitrophenol

Word History

Etymology

trichlor- + nitrophenol

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“Trichloronitrophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichloronitrophenol. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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