Definition of trichloroacetic acid in English:

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trichloroacetic acid

Pronunciation: /trīˌklôrōəˌsēdik ˈasəd/
(also trichloracetic acid /-ˌklôrəˈsetik/)


A toxic deliquescent crystalline solid used as a solvent, analgesic, and anesthetic.
  • Chemical formula: CCl3COOH.
Example sentences
  • The gel was fixed with a 10% trichloroacetic acid / 10% acetic acid / 50% methanol solution, dried, and exposed to X-ray film.
  • Topical treatment with retinoids, podophyllin resin, trichloroacetic acid, or glycolic acid, and surgical removal have been used in some refractory cases.
  • If deep, then chemical peeling with higher percentage of glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid may be needed.

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Syllabification: tri·chlo·ro·a·ce·tic ac·id

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