[klawr-uh-lohs, klohr-]


a crystalline compound, C8H11Cl3O6, used as an animal anesthetic and bird repellent.

Nearby words

  1. chloracetic acid,
  2. chloracetophenone,
  3. chloracne,
  4. chloral,
  5. chloral hydrate,
  6. chlorambucil,
  7. chloramine,
  8. chloramphenicol,
  9. chloranil,
  10. chlorate

Origin of chloralose

First recorded in 1890–95; chloral + -ose2

Also called glucochlorose. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chloralose

  • When I carried out my research on chloralose, before studying its effects on myself, I began by giving it to cats and fowls.