Chloral hydrate, a white crystalline substance, obtained by treating chloral with water. It produces sleep when taken internally or hypodermically; — called also chloral.

(Chlo"ral*am`ide) n. [Chloral + amide.] (Chem.) A compound of chloral and formic amide used to produce sleep.

(Chlo"ral*ism) n. (Med.) A morbid condition of the system resulting from excessive use of chloral.

(Chlor`al"um) n. [Chlorine + aluminium.] An impure aqueous solution of chloride of aluminium, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.

(Chlor`an"il) n. [Chlorine + aniline.] (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance, C6Cl4.O2, regarded as a derivative of quinone, obtained by the action of chlorine on certain benzene derivatives, as aniline.

(Chlo"rate) n. [Cf. F. chlorate. See Chlorine.] (Chem.) A salt of chloric acid; as, chlorate of potassium.

(Chlor`au"rate) n. [Chlorine + aurate.] (Chem.) See Aurochloride.

(Chlor`hy"dric) a. [Chlorine + hydrogen + -ic.] (Chem.) Same as Hydrochloric.

(Chlor`hy"drin) n. (Chem.) One of a class of compounds formed from certain polybasic alcohols (and especially glycerin) by the substitution of chlorine for one or more hydroxyl groups.

(Chlo"ric) a. [From Chlorine.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, chlorine; — said of those compounds of chlorine in which this element has a valence of five, or the next to its highest; as, chloric acid, HClO3.

Chloric ether(Chem.), ethylene dichloride. See Dutch liquid, under Dutch.

Chive to Choke

(Chive) n. (Bot.) A filament of a stamen. [Obs.]

(Chive) n. [F. cive, fr. L. cepa, caepa, onion. Cf. Cives, Cibol.] (Bot.) A perennial plant (Allium Schœnoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. [Written also cive.]

(Chiv"y) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chivied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chivying.] [Cf. Chevy.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens.

(Chlam"y*date) a. [L. chlamydatus dressed in a military cloak. See Chlamys.] (Zoöl.) Having a mantle; — applied to certain gastropods.

(Chlam"y*phore) n. [Gr. cloak + to bear.] (Zoöl.) A small South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus, and C. retusus) allied to the armadillo. It is covered with a leathery shell or coat of mail, like a cloak, attached along the spine.

(||Chla"mys) n.; pl. E. Chlamyses L. Chlamydes [L., from Gr. .] A loose and flowing outer garment, worn by the ancient Greeks; a kind of cloak.

(||Chlo*as"ma) n. [Gr. to be green.] (Med.) A cutaneous affection characterized by yellow or yellowish brown pigmented spots.

(Chlo"ral) n. [Chlorine + alcohol.]

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

2. (Med.) Chloral hydrate.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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