Definition of Chloral

1. n. A colorless oily liquid, CCl3.CHO, of a pungent odor and harsh taste, obtained by the action of chlorine upon ordinary or ethyl alcohol.



Definition of Chloral

1. Noun. A colourless narcotic liquid, trichloroacetaldehyde, CCl3CHO, obtained at first by the action of chlorine on alcohol and that, when treated with water, produces chloral hydrate. ¹

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Definition of Chloral

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chloral

1. CCl3-CHO; trichloroacetaldehyde;a thin oily liquid with a pungent odour, formed by the action of chlorine gas on alcohol. Synonym: anhydrous chloral. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloral

chleuasmos
chloasma
chloasma bronzinum
chloasmas
chloasmata
chlodronate
chlophedianol hydrochloride
chlor-
chloracetic acid
chloracne
chloracnegen
chloracnegens
chloracnes
chloraemia
chloragosome
chloral (current term)
chloral alcoholate
chloral betaine
chloral hydrate
chloralamide
chloralamides
chloralism
chloralkali
chloralkaline
chloralkalis
chloralose
chloralosed
chloraloses
chlorals
chloralum

Literary usage of Chloral

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"286) describes the results of a study of the kidney condition of 800 cases of scarlet fever, treated with routine doses of chloral hydrate, as compared with ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
""That chloral hydrate is more likely to save life after a fatal dose of ... by the use of chloral hydrate, and consequently much suffering saved. (4. ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1872)
"Therapeutic Uses of Hydrate of chloral.—Dr. Oscar Liebreich, in a third edition of his treatise on Hydrate of chloral, gives a general view of the classes ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"In brief, hydrate of chloral is a white crystalline body, soluble in water, and yielding a ... It is made by the addition of water to the substance chloral. ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"Hydrate of chloral. chloral shaken up with a small quantity of water combines ... A few drops of chloral spread over a vessel the air of which is not quite ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"It may be prepared by leaving chloral hydrate in contact with half its weight of concentrated sulphuric acid for several hours, until a pasty mass is formed ..."

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