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monochloroacetic acid

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

medical Definition of monochloroacetic acid

: 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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