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[mon-uh-klawr-ahyd, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a chloride containing one atom of chlorine with one atom of another element or a group.
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Origin of monochloride

First recorded in 1865–70; mono- + chloride
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Historical Examples of monochloride

  • It crystallizes in long yellow needles and decomposes readily on heating into the monochloride and chlorine.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6


British Dictionary definitions for monochloride


  1. a chloride containing one atom of chlorine per molecule
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