|chloroacetic acid||medical dictionary|
An acetic acid in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine. According to the number of atoms so displaced the acid is called monochloroacetic (chloroacetic; ClCH2COOH), dichloroacetic (Cl2CHCOOH), or trichloroacetic (Cl3CCOOH).
Synonyms: chloracetic acid.
(05 Mar 2000)
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