hexachloroethane

noun
hexa·chlo·ro·eth·ane | \ ˌhek-sə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˈe-ˌthān \
variants: or hexachlorethane \ˌhek-sə-ˌklȯr-ˈe-ˌthān \

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

noun
hexa·chlo·ro·eth·ane | \ -ˌklōr-ə-ˈweth-ˌān, -ˌklȯr- \
variants: or hexachlorethane \-ˌklōr-ˈeth-ˌ, -ˌklȯr- \

Medical Definition of hexachloroethane 

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

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