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

  • noun The univalent anionic ClO group derived from hypochlorous acid, or a compound containing this group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a salt of hypochlorous acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of hypochlorous acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry any salt of hypochlorous acid; used as a household bleach

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

  • noun any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

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