calcium hypochlorite


a white, crystalline compound, Ca(OCl)2, used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.

Nearby words

  1. calcium cyanide,
  2. calcium cyclamate,
  3. calcium fluoride,
  4. calcium gluconate,
  5. calcium hydroxide,
  6. calcium light,
  7. calcium metasilicate,
  8. calcium nitrate,
  9. calcium oxalate,
  10. calcium oxide

Origin of calcium hypochlorite

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for calcium hypochlorite

calcium hypochlorite


A white crystalline solid used as a bactericide, fungicide, and bleaching agent.

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