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hydrochloride

[ hahy-druh-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr- ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, -ˈkloʊr- /
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noun
a salt, especially of an alkaloid, formed by the direct union of hydrochloric acid with an organic base that makes the organic constituent more soluble.
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Origin of hydrochloride

First recorded in 1820–30; hydro-2 + chloride
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrochloride

hydrochloride
/ (ˌhaɪdrəˈklɔːraɪd) /

noun
a quaternary salt formed by the addition of hydrochloric acid to an organic base, such as aniline hydrochloride, [C 6 H 5 NH 3 ] + Cl -
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Scientific definitions for hydrochloride

hydrochloride
[ hī′drə-klôrīd′ ]

A salt containing the group HCl. Many important drugs are hydrochlorides.
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