\klˌɔːɹə͡ʊfˈɔːm], \klˌɔːɹəʊfˈɔːm], \k_l_ˌɔː_ɹ_əʊ_f_ˈɔː_m]\
Definitions of CHLOROFORM
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Chloroforme, Chloretheride, so called on account of the connexion of chlorine with formic acid, is a colourless, oleaginous liquid, of a sweetish ethereal odour, hot, aromatic, and peculiar taste. The specific gravity of that of the Ph. U.S. is 1.49. It may be obtained by distilling from a mixture of chlorinated lime and alcohol,-rectifying the product by redistillation, first from a great excess of chlorinated lime, and afterwards from strong sulphuric acid. It has been used with advantage in asthma, and in diseases in which a grateful soothing agent is required. It has likewise been prescribed with great success as an anesthetic agent in spasmodic diseases and to obtund sensibility in surgical operations and in parturition, - especially in the way of inhalation; but its use requires caution. See Anaesthetic.
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Syn.: trichloromethane; trichlorid of methyl. C3CH, a clear, colorless liquid of peculiar pleasant odor and sweetish burning taste. Almost insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol and ether. Boiling point 61.5C. An excellent organic solvent. Specific gravity at 15C. varies between 1.485 and 1.500, according to the amount of alcohol it contains. It is widely used as an anesthetic.
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