[eth-klawr-vahyn-l, -klohr-]

noun Pharmacology.

a colorless to yellow, pungent, aromatic liquid, C7H9ClO, used as a hypnotic and sedative, especially in the short-term management of insomnia.

Nearby words

  1. ethanoic acid,
  2. ethanol,
  3. ethanolamine,
  4. ethanoyl,
  5. ethanoyl chloride,
  6. ethel,
  7. ethelbert,
  8. etheldred,
  9. ethelred i,
  10. ethelred ii

Origin of ethchlorvynol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019