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

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“Methyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methyl%20chloride. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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