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Definition of TRICHLOROETHANE
: either of two nonflammable irritating liquid isomeric compounds C2H3Cl3: aor1,1,1–trichloroethane\ˈwən-ˈwən-ˈwən-\: the isomer CH3CCl3 that is the parent compound of various insecticides (as DDT)—called also methyl chloroformbor1,1,2–trichloroethane\-ˈtü-\: the isomer CH2ClCHCl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent
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