Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ester or salt of perchloric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any salt of perchloric acid; used in pyrotechnics and as powerful oxidizing agents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of perchloric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of perchloric acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt of perchloric acid

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Examples

  • It has been identified as perchlorate, which is actually used on Earth in rocket fuel.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2008

  • There, the poison is called perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, which affects the growth, development and metabolism of the human body, and also is known to cause cancer.

    Javier Sierra: A Bitter Taste

  • The chemical perchlorate, which is used in solid rocket and jet fuels, was recently detected in 15 powdered baby formulas, according to ABC News.

    Rocket fuel in baby formula?

  • The part with the negative charge is called the perchlorate anion or just perchlorate.

    Public Health Statement for Perchlorates

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Environmental Toxin Collects in Breast Milk'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which a chemical known as perchlorate can collect in breast milk and cause cognitive and motor deficits in newborns.

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  • Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which a chemical known as perchlorate can collect in breast milk and cause cognitive and motor deficits in newborns.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Environmental Toxin Collects in Breast Milk

  • Now that same chemical called perchlorate has turned up in the food supply as well.

    CNN Transcript Dec 3, 2004

  • Further tests by the Phoenix lander found traces of a substance called perchlorate in the Martian soil.

    Signs of the Times

  • Researchers found a lot of the basic ingredients that life needs to survive, including water in the form of ice, various minerals and a salt called perchlorate that microbes on Earth use as an energy source.

    azcentral.com | news

  • In contrast, today's solid-fuel rockets use solid materials such as perchlorate compounds as oxidizers, and the fuel and oxidizer are mixed together before being packed into the rocket.

    Ares I-X at the Launchpad | Universe Today

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