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An oily colorless liquid, CCl3NO2, that causes skin, lung, and mucous membrane irritation and is used in tear gas and in dyestuffs, disinfectants, insecticides, and soil fumigants. Also called nitrochloroform.
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless insoluble toxic lachrymatory liquid used as a pesticide and a tear gas; nitrotrichloromethane. Formula: CCl3NO2
[C20: from chloro- + picro- + -in]
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chlo•ro•pic•rin(ˌklɔr əˈpɪk rɪn, ˌkloʊr-)
a poisonous liquid, CCl3NO2, used as an insecticide and fungicide and in chemical warfare.
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|Noun||1.||chloropicrin - a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas|
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