chlorohydrin

[klawr-uh-hahy-drin, klohr-]
noun
any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.

Origin:
1885–90; chloro-2 + hydr-2 + -in2

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chlorohydrin (ˌklɔːrəʊˈhaɪdrɪn)
 
n
1.  any of a class of organic compounds containing a hydroxyl group and a chlorine atom
2.  a colourless unstable hygroscopic liquid that is used mainly as a solvent; 3-chloropropane-1,2-diol. Formula: CH2OHCHOHCH2Cl
 
[C20: from chloro- + hydro- + -in]

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Effects of alpha-chlorohydrin on the testes and epididymides of dog: a preliminary study.
No propylene chlorohydrin, a suspected by-product, was found.
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