hypochlorite

[ hahy-puh-klawr-ahyt, -klohr- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈklɔr aɪt, -ˈkloʊr- /
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noun

a salt or ester of hypochlorous acid.

Nearby words

  1. hypocaust,
  2. hypocenter,
  3. hypocentre,
  4. hypochloremia,
  5. hypochlorhydria,
  6. hypochlorous,
  7. hypochlorous acid,
  8. hypochloruria,
  9. hypocholesteremia,
  10. hypocholesterolemia

Origin of hypochlorite

First recorded in 1840–50; hypo- + chlorite2

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British Dictionary definitions for hypochlorite

hypochlorite

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈklɔːraɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid
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Medicine definitions for hypochlorite

hypochlorite

[ hī′pə-klôrīt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of hypochlorous acid.

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Science definitions for hypochlorite

hypochlorite

[ hī′pə-klôrīt′ ]

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