Hy`po*chlo"rous (?), a. [Pref. hypo- + chlorous.] Chem.

Pertaining to, or derived from, chlorine having a valence lower than in chlorous compounds.

Hypochlorous acid Chem., an acid derived from chlorine, not known in a pure state, but forming various salts, called hypochlorites.


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