dichloroethyl ether

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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History and Etymology for dichloroethyl ether

dichlor- + ethyl

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