carbon tetrachloride

noun

Definition of carbon tetrachloride

  1. :  a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant

First Known Use of carbon tetrachloride

1868


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carbon tetrachloride

noun

Medical Definition of carbon tetrachloride

  1. :  a colorless nonflammable toxic carcinogenic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant—called also tetrachloromethane


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