carbon tetrachloride


carbon tetrachloride

noun

Definition of CARBON TETRACHLORIDE

:  a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant

First Known Use of CARBON TETRACHLORIDE

1866

carbon tetrachloride

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBON TETRACHLORIDE

: a colorless nonflammable toxic carcinogenic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant—called also tetrachloromethane

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