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chloroacetone

[ klawr-oh-as-i-tohn, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr oʊˈæs ɪˌtoʊn, ˌkloʊr- /
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noun

a colorless, lachrymatory, poisonous liquid, C3H5ClO, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of insecticides and perfumes.

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