a colorless liquid, CClNO, prepared by treating chloroform with concentrated nitric acid, and used in chemical warfare as a poison gas, and in insecticides, fungicides, etc.
Origin of chloropicrinchloro- + picr(ic acid) + -in
An oily colorless liquid, CCl3NO2, that causes skin, lung, and mucous membrane irritation and is used in tear gas and in dyestuffs, disinfectants, insecticides, and soil fumigants. Also called nitrochloroform .
Origin of chloropicrinchloro- picr(o)- -in