trichloroacetic acid

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tri·chlo·ro·a·ce·tic acid

n. Abbr. TCA
A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound, C2HCl3O2, used as a herbicide and topically as an astringent and antiseptic.

trichloroacetic acid

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

tri•chlo′ro•a•ce′tic ac′id

(traɪˈklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈkloʊr-, -ˌklɔr-, -ˌkloʊr-)
a toxic compound, C2HCl3O2, used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and other chemicals, and as a reagent for the detection of albumin.
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Noun1.trichloroacetic acid - a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid
acetic acid, ethanoic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals

trichloroacetic acid

n ácido tricloroacético