ethylene dibromide

ethylene di·​bro·​mide | \ -(ˌ)dī-ˈbrō-ˌmīd How to pronounce ethylene dibromide (audio) \

Definition of ethylene dibromide

: a colorless toxic liquid compound C2H4Br2 that is used chiefly as a fuel additive in leaded gasolines, that has been found to be strongly carcinogenic in laboratory animals, and that was used formerly in the U.S. as an agricultural pesticide abbreviation EDB

First Known Use of ethylene dibromide

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethylene dibromide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of ethylene dibromide

: a colorless toxic liquid compound C2H4Br2 that has been shown by experiments with laboratory animals to be strongly carcinogenic and that was formerly used in the United States as an agricultural pesticide abbreviation EDB

called also ethylene bromide

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