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noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·ane \-ˈeth-ˌān\


:  either of two nonflammable irritating liquid isomeric compounds C2H3Cl3: a or 1,1,1–trichloroethane \ˈwən-ˈwən-ˈwən-\ :  the isomer CH3CCl3 that is the parent compound of various insecticides (as DDT)—called also methyl chloroform b or 1,1,2–trichloroethane \-ˈtü-\ :  the isomer CH2ClCHCl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent
March 28, 2015
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