Metachloral

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Metachloral (Chem) A white, amorphous, insoluble substance regarded as a polymeric variety of chloral.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metachloral A white tasteless solid body, insoluble in water, formed when chloral is kept for some time in contact with strong sulphuric acid. It is a polymerid of chloral. It seems to resemble chloral hydrate in its pharmacodynamic properties.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. meta-, + chloral,