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calcium hypochlorite

a white, crystalline compound, Ca(OCl) 2 , used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.
Origin of calcium hypochlorite
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This has been found by the author to be also true for calcium hypochlorite (bleach).

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calcium hypochlorite in Medicine

calcium hypochlorite n.
A white crystalline solid used as a bactericide, fungicide, and bleaching agent.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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