Meaning of silver chloride

sil'ver chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, granular, water-insoluble powder, AgCl, that darkens on exposure to light, produced by the reaction of silver nitrate with a chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions and in the making of antiseptic silver preparations.
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