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- adj. substituted with three (identical or different) substituents
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In chem., noting compounds having in their molecule three atoms or radicals which have been introduced in place of three other atoms or radicals in the molecule of the parent substance. Thus chloroform (CHCl3) is a trichlorsubstituted methane.
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