\klˈɔːɹɪn], \klˈɔːɹɪn], \k_l_ˈɔː_ɹ_ɪ_n]\
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By James Champlin Fernald
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A non-metallic element, discovered by Scheele in 1774. It is a greenish yellow transparent gas, having an intensely irritant, disagreeable, suffocating odor. It is heavier than air, soluble in about one-half its volume of water. Many compounds containing chlorin are known. Symbol Cl. Atomic weight 35.46. Free chlorin is available as chlorin water, as chlorinated lime, and in the form of a solution of hypochlorites.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed genus Sphaeralcea