hexachloroethane

noun

hexa·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane ˌhek-sə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˈe-ˌthān How to pronounce hexachloroethane (audio)
variants or hexachlorethane
: a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used especially in smoke bombs and in the control of liver flukes in ruminants

Word History

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First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexachloroethane was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Hexachloroethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexachloroethane. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

hexachloroethane

noun

hexa·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane -ˌklōr-ə-ˈweth-ˌān, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce hexachloroethane (audio)
variants or hexachlorethane
: a toxic crystalline compound C2Cl6 used in the control of liver flukes in veterinary medicine
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