Medical Definition of trichloroethane
: either of two nonflammable irritating liquid isomeric compounds C2H3Cl3:aor 1,1,1–trichloroethane \ˈwən-ˈwən-ˈwən-\play : the isomer CH3CCl3 that is the parent compound of various insecticides (as DDT)—called also methyl chloroformbor 1,1,2–trichloroethane \-ˈtü-\play : the isomer CH2ClCHCl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent
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