chloral

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chlo·ral

 (klôr′əl)
n.
A colorless, mobile, oily aldehyde, C2HCl3O, a penetrating lung irritant, used to manufacture DDT and chloral hydrate.

chloral

(ˈklɔːrəl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily liquid with a pungent odour, made from chlorine and acetaldehyde and used in preparing chloral hydrate and DDT; trichloroacetaldehyde
2. (Elements & Compounds) short for chloral hydrate

chlo•ral

(ˈklɔr əl, ˈkloʊr-)

n.
1. a colorless liquid, C2Cl3HO, used in making chloral hydrate and DDT.
2. Also called chlo′ral hy′drate. a white crystalline solid, C2H3Cl3O2, used as a hypnotic.
[< French (1831) = chlore chlorine + al(cool) alcohol; compare -al3]
Translations

chloral

[ˈklɔːrəl] Ncloral m
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