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trichloroethane

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noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·ane \ -ˈeth-ˌān \

medical Definition of trichloroethane

:either of two nonflammable irritating liquid isomeric compounds C2H3Cl3:
a or 1,1,1-trichloroethane play \ˈwən-ˈwən-ˈwən-\ :the isomer CH3CCl3 that is the parent compound of various insecticides (as DDT) called also methyl chloroform
b or 1,1,2-trichloroethane play \-ˈtü-\ :the isomer CH2ClCHCl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent

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