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- n. A quinone with the molecular formula C6Cl4O2, used as a fungicide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yellow crystalline substance, C6Cl4.O2, regarded as a derivative of quinone, obtained by the action of chlorine on certain benzene derivatives, as aniline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound (C6Cl4O2) produced by the action of chlorin on aniline, phenol, salicin, and other allied bodies.
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Hydrochloric acid and potassium chlorate give chloranil.