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chlorohydrin

[klawr-uh-hahy-drin, klohr-] /ˌklɔr əˈhaɪ drɪn, ˌkloʊr-/
noun
1.
any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; chloro-2 + hydr-2 + -in2
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Examples for chlorohydrin
  • Effects of alpha-chlorohydrin on the testes and epididymides of dog: a preliminary study.
  • No propylene chlorohydrin, a suspected by-product, was found.
  • Mortality due to pancreatic and lymphopoietic cancers in chlorohydrin production workers.
British Dictionary definitions for chlorohydrin

chlorohydrin

/ˌklɔːrəʊˈhaɪdrɪn/
noun
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
Word Origin
C20: from chloro- + hydro- + -in
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