trichloroacetic acid

trichloroacetic acid

[trahy-klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -klohr-, -klawr-, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
a toxic, deliquescent, and colorless crystalline compound, C 2 HCl 3 O 2 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and other chemicals, and as a reagent for the detection of albumin. Abbreviation: TCA

Origin:
1880–85; tri- + chloro-2 + acetic acid

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trichloroacetic acid (traɪˌklɔːrəʊəˈsiːtɪk, -ˈsɛtɪk)
 
n
a corrosive deliquescent crystalline acid with a characteristic odour, used as a veterinary astringent and antiseptic. Formula: CCl3COOH

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trichloroacetic acid tri·chlo·ro·a·ce·tic acid (trī-klôr'ō-ə-sē'tĭk)
n.
A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound used topically as an astringent and antiseptic.

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trichloroacetic acid   (trī-klôr'ō-ə-sē'tĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound used as a herbicide and topically as an astringent and antiseptic. Chemical formula: C2Cl3O2H.
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