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[ok-si-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound having oxygen and chlorine atoms bonded to another element, as bismuth oxychloride, BiOCl.
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Origin of oxychloride

First recorded in 1855–60; oxy-2 + chloride
Related formsox·y·chlo·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for oxychloride

Historical Examples

  • There seems little doubt that the so-called dialysed iron is an oxychloride of the metal.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • The comparative freedom from taste and easy assimilation of the oxychloride of iron render it a valuable therapeutic agent.

  • It turns dirty violet on exposure to air and light; in moist air it absorbs oxygen and forms an oxychloride.

  • The filtered fluid gives on addition of sodic chloride a precipitate of oxychloride.

  • This, again, is distinguished from oxychloride of antimony by its insolubility in tartaric acid.