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tri·chlor·o·a·ce·tic ac·id(trī-klōr'ō-ă-sē'tik as'id),
Agent used as an astringent antiseptic in 1-5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts; a widely used protein precipitant.
trichloroacetic acid/tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic ac·id/ (tri-klor″o-ah-se´tik) an extremely caustic acid, used in clinical chemistry to precipitate proteins and applied topically in chemabrasion and to remove warts.
n. Abbr. TCA
A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound, C2HCl3O2, used as a herbicide and topically as an astringent and antiseptic.
trichloroacetic acidDermatology An astringent antiseptic used as a exfoliant for Pts with extensive actinic keratosis
tri·chlor·o·a·ce·tic ac·id(TCA) (trī-klōr'ō-ă-sē'tik as'id)
Agent used as an astringent antiseptic in 1-5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts.
an extremely caustic acid, CCl3COOH, used as a topical caustic for local destruction of lesions and as a protein precipitating agent.