Meaning of chlorobenzene

chlo•ro•ben•zene

Pronunciation: (klôr"u-ben'zēn, -ben-zēn', klōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, volatile, water-insoluble, flammable liquid, CHCl, having an almondlike odor, prepared from benzene by chlorination: used as a solvent for resins, paints, and lacquers, and in the synthesis of benzene derivatives, as DDT and certain drugs and perfumes.
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