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trichloroacetic acid

[trahy-klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -klohr-, -klawr-, -klohr-] /traɪˈklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈkloʊr-, -ˌklɔr-, -ˌkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85; tri- + chloro-2 + acetic acid
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trichloroacetic acid

/traɪˌklɔːrəʊəˈsiːtɪk; -ˈsɛtɪk/
noun
1.
a corrosive deliquescent crystalline acid with a characteristic odour, used as a veterinary astringent and antiseptic. Formula: CCl3COOH
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trichloroacetic acid in Medicine

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