hydrochloric

[hahy-druh-klawr-ik, -klohr-]
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adjective

of or derived from hydrochloric acid.

Nearby words

  1. hydrocephalic,
  2. hydrocephalocele,
  3. hydrocephaloid,
  4. hydrocephalus,
  5. hydrocephalus ex vacuo,
  6. hydrochloric acid,
  7. hydrochloride,
  8. hydrochlorothiazide,
  9. hydrocholecystis,
  10. hydrocholeresis

Origin of hydrochloric

First recorded in 1810–20; hydro-2 + chloric

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Word Origin and History for hydrochloric

hydrochloric

adj.

1817, in hydrochloric acid (proposed 1814 by Gay-Lussac); see hydro- + chloric (see chlorine).

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