Hypochlorite definition

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The univalent anionic ClO group derived from hypochlorous acid, or a compound containing this group.
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A salt of hypochlorous acid containing the monovalent negative radical ClO.
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A salt or ester of hypochlorous acid, containing the group OCl.
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(chemistry) Any salt of hypochlorous acid; used as a household bleach.
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Noun

Singular:
hypochlorite
Plural:
hypochlorites