tetrachloroethane

[ tĕt′rə-klôr′ō-ĕthān′ ]

n.

A toxic, nonflammable solvent used in the manufacture of paint and varnish removers, photographic films, lacquers, and insecticides.

Nearby words

  1. tetrabromofluorescein,
  2. tetracaine,
  3. tetracaine hydrochloride,
  4. tetracene,
  5. tetrachloride,
  6. tetrachloroethylene,
  7. tetrachloromethane,
  8. tetrachord,
  9. tetracid,
  10. tetracoccus


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