Meaning of epichlorohydrin

ep•i•chlo•ro•hy•drin

Pronunciation: (ep"i-klôr"u-hī'drin, -klōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a highly volatile liquid with a chloroformlike odor, CHClO: used as a solvent for resins and in the production of epoxy and phenoxy resins.
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