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hexachloroethane

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noun hexa·chlo·ro·eth·ane \ˌhek-sə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˈe-ˌthān\

Definition of hexachloroethane

  1. :  a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used especially in smoke bombs and in the control of liver flukes in ruminants



Variants of hexachloroethane

or hexachlorethane play \-ˌklȯr-ˈe-\

Origin of hexachloroethane

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

hexachloroethane

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noun hexa·chlo·ro·eth·ane \-ˌklōr-ə-ˈweth-ˌān, -ˌklȯr-\

Medical Definition of hexachloroethane

  1. :  a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used in the control of liver flukes in veterinary medicine



Variants of hexachloroethane

or hexachlorethane \-ˌklōr-ˈeth-ˌ, -ˌklȯr-\play

Learn More about hexachloroethane

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hexachloroethane"


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