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Meaning of chloranil

chlo•ran•il

Pronunciation: (klô-ran'l, klō-, klôr'u-nil, klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CClO, used chiefly as a fungicide and as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes.
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