Definition of Chloropicrin

1. Noun. A heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas.

Exact synonyms: Nitrochloroform
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



Definition of Chloropicrin

1. Noun. (organic compound) The chlorinated derivative of nitromethane CCl3NO2 that is used as a pesticide and tear gas ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chloropicrin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chloropicrin

1. CCl3NO2; trichloronitromethane;a toxic lung irritant and lacrimatory gas; it also causes vomiting, colic, and diarrhoea, and therefore is called vomiting gas. Synonym: nitrochloroform. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloropicrin

chlorophyll d
chlorophyll esterase
chlorophyll synthetase
chlorophyll unit
chlorophyllase
chlorophyllic
chlorophyllide
chlorophyllides
chlorophyllin
chlorophyllins
chlorophyllose
chlorophyllous
chlorophylls
chlorophyte
chlorophytes
chloropicrin (current term)
chloropicrins
chloroplast
chloroplast DNA
chloroplastic
chloroplastid
chloroplastids
chloroplasts
chloroplatinate
chloroplatinates
chloroplatinic
chloroplatinic acid
chloropleth
chloropleths
chloroprednisone

Literary usage of Chloropicrin

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"All irritants, even the asphyxiants, are likely at times to provoke vomiting; but chloropicrin was used in the war particularly for this purpose. ..."

2. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"And likewise, chloropicrin was an old friend of the organic chemist. ... chloropicrin was first prepared by the English chemist, Stenhouse, in 1848, ..."

3. Nitromethane from the People's Republic of China: An International Trade ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Figure 2 Weighted-average net delivered selling prices of ANGUS' imported nitromethane from China sold to the chloropicrin market, the racing fuel market, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1863)
"chloropicrin sustains without alteration a heat of 150° C. ; but when passed ... chloropicrin is not decomposed by aqueous potash, even after prolonged ..."

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