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ethyl chloride

noun

Definition of ethyl chloride

  1. :  a colorless pungent flammable gaseous or volatile liquid C2H5Cl used especially as a topical anesthetic



1869

First Known Use of ethyl chloride

1869


Medical Dictionary

ethyl chloride

noun

Medical Definition of ethyl chloride

  1. :  a colorless pungent flammable gaseous or volatile liquid C2H5Cl used especially as a topical anesthetic




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