perchlorate etymology

English word perchlorate comes from English perchloric, English -ule ((rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.)

Detailed word origin of perchlorate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
perchloric English (eng) (chemistry) Describing compounds containing the most highly oxidized state of chlorine.
-ule English (eng) (rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.
perchlorate English (eng) (chemistry) any salt of perchloric acid; used in pyrotechnics and as powerful oxidizing agents.

Words with the same origin as perchlorate

Descendants of -ule
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