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monochloroacetic acid

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noun mono·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid \-ˌklōr-ō-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\
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monochloracetic acid

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Medical Definition of monochloroacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C2H3ClO2 obtained by direct chlorination of acetic acid and used in organic synthesis (as of dyes, coumarin, pharmaceuticals, weed killers, insecticides, and cosmetics)—called also chloroacetic acid; compare trichloroacetic acid


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