silver chloride Word Origin noun Chemistry.
- a white, granular, water-insoluble powder, AgCl, that darkens on exposure to light, produced by the reaction of silver nitrate with a chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions and in the making of antiseptic silver preparations.
Origin of silver chloride First recorded in 1895–1900 British Dictionary definitions for silver chloride silver chloride noun
- a white insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light because of the production of metallic silver: used in making photographic emulsions and papers. Formula: AgCl