[per-klawr-eyt, -klohr-]

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of perchloric acid, as potassium perchlorate, KClO4.

Origin of perchlorate

First recorded in 1820–30; per- + chlorate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for perchlorate



any salt or ester of perchloric acid. Perchlorate salts contain the ion ClO 4
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perchlorate in Medicine




A salt or ester of perchloric acid.
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perchlorate in Science



A salt of perchloric acid, containing the group ClO4.
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