a.1.(Chem.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, oxygen and muriatic acid, that is, hydrochloric acid.
Oxymuriatic acid
chlorine, formerly so called on the supposition that it was a compound of oxygen and muriatic acid.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Berthollet, Elements of the Art of Dyeing; with a Description of the Art of Bleaching by Oxymuriatic Acid, trans.
"Gay-Lussac and Thenard made a fundamental contribution to the realization that so-called oxymuriatic acid contained no oxygen and was an element ...
In 1785, he thought that oxidation of muriatic acid with manganese dioxide gave rise to oxymuriatic acid (chlorine), and in 1786 found that exposure of an aqueous solution of oxymuriatic acid to sunlight liberated oxygen and left behind muriatic acid.