ethylene dichloride

noun
variants: or ethylene chloride

Definition of ethylene dichloride 

: a colorless heavy toxic liquid compound CICH2CH2Cl that has an odor like chloroform, is made usually by direct union of ethylene and chlorine, and is used chiefly as a solvent (as for fats and oils) and insecticidal fumigant; 1,2-dichloro-ethane

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