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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Bleach, chlorine: chemically is sodium hypochlorite, or hypochlorite of sodium: hypochloris sodii, abl. sg. hypochlorite sodii. The ‘odor of bleach’ is commonly thought to be the odor of chlorine (an element, a gas). In fact this ‘bleach’ odor is a complex chemical reaction of sodium hypochlorite to compounds, such as proteins, to which it is exposed.. If the ‘odor of bleach’ is thought to be a ‘chlorine odor’ then ‘odor chlori’ will suffice [odor,-oris (s.m.III) chlori {gen.sg. chlorum,-i (s.n.II), ‘chlorine’). The element chlorine, a gas, itself has no odor, but interacting with organic substances, it produces a distinctive smell, generally called a ‘chlorine smell.’

- fungus odore chlori, a fungus with the odor of chlorine; see ‘bleach, chlorine’.

Some species of fungi of the genus Mycena, such as Mycena haematopus, exude a latex when the stem is broken, and many have the odor of bleach (Wikipedia May 2015).

 

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