[hahy-puh-klawr-ahyt, -klohr-]

Origin of hypochlorite

First recorded in 1840–50; hypo- + chlorite2
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British Dictionary definitions for hypochlorite


  1. any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid
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hypochlorite in Medicine


  1. A salt or ester of hypochlorous acid.
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hypochlorite in Science


  1. A salt or ester of hypochlorous acid, containing the group OCl.
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