[trahy-klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -klohr-, -klawr-, -klohr-]
- a toxic, deliquescent, and colorless crystalline compound, C2HCl3O2, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and other chemicals, and as a reagent for the detection of albumin. Abbreviation: TCA
Origin of trichloroacetic acid
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- a corrosive deliquescent crystalline acid with a characteristic odour, used as a veterinary astringent and antiseptic. Formula: CCl 3 COOH
- A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound used topically as an astringent and antiseptic.
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- A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound used as a herbicide and topically as an astringent and antiseptic. Chemical formula: C2Cl3O2H.
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