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Meaning of chloroacetone

chlo•ro•ac•e•tone

Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-as'i-tōn", klōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, lachrymatory, poisonous liquid, CHClO, used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of insecticides and perfumes.
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