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

Origin of hydrochloric

First recorded in 1810–20; hydro-2 + chloric
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Word Origin and History for hydrochloric

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

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