perchloroethylene

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noun per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \(ˌ)pər-ˌklȯr-ō-ˈe-thə-ˌlēn\

Definition of perchloroethylene

  1. :  a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid C2Cl4 used often as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals

First Known Use of perchloroethylene

1873


Medical Dictionary

perchloroethylene

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noun per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \ˌpər-ˌklōr-ō-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\
variants: also

perchlorethylene

\-ˌklōr-ˈeth-\play

Medical Definition of perchloroethylene

  1. :  a toxic nonflammable carcinogenic liquid C2Cl4 often used as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals—called also perc, tetrachloroethylene


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