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ethylene dibromide

Pronunciation: eth'il-en di-bro'mid

Definition: Compound used in antiknock gasolines. Severe skin irritant; may cause blistering. Inhalation causes delayed pulmonary lesions. Prolonged exposure may also result in liver and kidney injury. May be a human carcinogen.

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