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carbon tetrachloride

 

Definition: a colorless, mobile liquid having a characteristic ethereal odor resembling that of chloroform; it is used as a cleansing fluid and as a fire extinguisher, and has been used as an anthelmintic, especially against hookworm.

Synonym(s): tetrachloromethane

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