di·chlo·ro·ethyl ether | \ (¦)dī¦klōrō+...-\
variants: or less commonly dichlorethyl ether \ ¦dīklōr+...- \
Definition of dichloroethyl ether
: a liquid ether (ClCH2CH2)2O that has an odor like chloroform, is made usually by dehydration of ethylene chlorohydrin, and is used chiefly as a solvent and as a fumigant for insects; bis-(2-chloroethyl) ether
— called also beta, beta′-dichlorodiethyl ether
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