chlorpicrin


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chlo•ro•pic•rin

(ˌklɔr əˈpɪk rɪn, ˌkloʊr-)

also chlorpicrin



n.
a poisonous liquid, CCl3NO2, used as an insecticide and fungicide and in chemical warfare.
[1885–90; chloro-2 + picr(ic acid) + -in1]
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Lachrymators (tear-producing agents) like chloroacetone (CA), xylyl bromide (white cross), and chloroacetophenone (CN), along with vomiting agents diphenylaminearsine (DM and adamsite) and chlorpicrin (PS) were used in hand grenades, mortar rounds, and artillery shells.