trichloroethylene

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noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \ -ˈe-thə-ˌlēn \

Definition of trichloroethylene

:a nonflammable toxic liquid C2HCl3 used especially as an industrial solvent

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First Known Use of trichloroethylene

circa 1919


Medical Dictionary

trichloroethylene

noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene
variants: also trichlorethylene play \-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\

medical Definition of trichloroethylene

:a nonflammable liquid C2HCl3 used as a solvent and in medicine as an anesthetic and analgesic abbreviation TCE

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