chloral etymology

English word chloral comes from English chlorine, English alcohol

Detailed word origin of chloral

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chlorine English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.
alcohol English (eng) (colloquial) Ethanol.. (obsolete) Any very fine powder.. (organic compound, countable) Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group (-OH).. (uncountable) Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.
chloral English (eng) 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.

Words with the same origin as chloral

Descendants of chlorine
chloride chlorinated chlorinise chlorinity chlorinize cobaltous chloride dechlorinate dehydrochlorinase gold chloride hexachloride hydrochloride manganese chloride monochloride nonchlorinated osmious chloride pentachloride platinoso-platinic chloride plumbous chloride polychlorinated potassium chloride saran-wrap silver chloride strontium chloride titanium chloride
Descendants of alcohol
carbinol citronellyl cortisol enol enolase enolic estradiol ethanol gasahol glycol linalool mannitol menthol metacresol methanol nosophen paracresol phenol propanolamine roid sexaholism shopaholic sterol thiol