hexachloroethane

noun
hexa·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane | \ ˌhek-sə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˈe-ˌthān How to pronounce hexachloroethane (audio) \
variants: or hexachlorethane \ ˌhek-​sə-​ˌklȯr-​ˈe-​ˌthān How to pronounce hexachlorethane (audio) \

Definition of hexachloroethane

: a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used especially in smoke bombs and in the control of liver flukes in ruminants

First Known Use of hexachloroethane

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Hexachloroethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexachloroethane. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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hexachloroethane

noun
hexa·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane | \ -ˌklōr-ə-ˈweth-ˌān, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce hexachloroethane (audio) \
variants: or hexachlorethane \ -​ˌklōr-​ˈeth-​ˌ, -​ˌklȯr-​ How to pronounce hexachlorethane (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexachloroethane

: a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used in the control of liver flukes in veterinary medicine

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