Medical Dictionary

methyl chloride

noun

medical Definition of methyl chloride

:a sweet-smelling gaseous compound CH3Cl made usually by the action of hydrochloric acid on methanol and used chiefly as a refrigerant and methylating agent called also chloromethane

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up methyl chloride? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!