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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organic compound or functional group containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group on adjacent carbon atoms.
  • noun A colorless, dense, sweet-smelling, toxic liquid, C3H7ClO2, used as an antifreeze for dynamite and as a sterilant for rodents.

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  • noun organic chemistry Any halohydrin in which the halogen is chlorine.

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