trichloroacetic acid

Used as an astringent antiseptic in 1–5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts; a widely used protein precipitant.

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tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid .trī-.klōr-ō-ə-.sēt-ik-, -.klȯr- also tri·chlor·ace·tic acid -.klōr-ə-.sēt-ik- n a strong vesicant pungent acid C2Cl3HO2 made usu. by chlorinating acetic acid or by oxidizing chloral and used in medicine as a caustic and astringent compare MONOCHLOROACETIC ACID

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tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic ac·id (tri-klor″o-ə-seґtik) 1. acetic acid with all three of its hydrogen ions exchanged for chlorine atoms; it isa strong organic acid and is used as a protein precipitant in clinical chemistry. 2. a preparation of this acid, used as a caustic in the removal of warts and in chemabrasion; administered topically.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • trichloroacetic acid — trichloracto rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CCl₃COOH atitikmenys: angl. trichloroacetic acid rus. трихлоруксусная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – trichloretano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • trichloroacetic acid — noun a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑trichloracetic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acetic acid, ↑ethanoic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichloroacetic acid — also trichloracetic acid noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1885 a strong vesicant pungent acid C2Cl3HO2 used in weed control and in medicine as a caustic and astringent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trichloroacetic acid — /truy klawr oh euh see tik, set ik, klohr , klawr , klohr /, Chem. a toxic, deliquescent, and colorless crystalline compound, C2HCl3O2, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and other… …   Universalium

  • trichloroacetic acid — noun The chlorinated derivative of acetic acid CCl COOH used as a herbicide and topical antiseptic …   Wiktionary

  • trichloroacetic acid — /traɪˌklɔroʊəˌsitɪk ˈæsəd/ (say truy.klawrohuh.seetik asuhd) noun a strong poisonous acid, CCl3COOH; used in medicine and pharmacy, and as a herbicide …   Australian English dictionary

  • trichloroacetic acid — tri•chlo′ro•a•ce′tic ac′id [[t]traɪˈklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, ˈsɛt ɪk, ˈkloʊr , ˌklɔr , ˌkloʊr [/t]] n. chem. a toxic compound, C2HCl3O2, used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and other chemicals, and as a reagent for the detection of… …   From formal English to slang

  • trichloroacetic — adjective Of or pertaining to trichloroacetic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

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