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Meaning of chloroacetophenone

chlo•ro•a•ce•to•phe•none

Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-u-sē"tō-fu-nōn', -as"i-tō-, klōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, CHClO, used in solution as a tear gas. Abbr.: CN
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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