monochloroacetic acid

[ mon-uh-klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik, -klohr-, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk, -ˌkloʊr-, ˌmɒn- /

noun Chemistry.

Origin of monochloroacetic acid

First recorded in 1850–55; mono- + chloroacetic acid
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