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perchloroethylene

noun per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \(ˌ)pər-ˌklr-ō-ˈe-thə-ˌlēn\

Definition of PERCHLOROETHYLENE

:  a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid C2Cl4 used often as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals

First Known Use of PERCHLOROETHYLENE

1873

perchloroethylene

noun per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \ˌpər-ˌklōr-ō-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERCHLOROETHYLENE

:  a toxic nonflammable carcinogenic liquid C2Cl4 often used as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals—called also perc, tetrachloroethylene

Variants of PERCHLOROETHYLENE

per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene also per·chlor·eth·y·lene \-ˌklōr-ˈeth-\

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