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tetrachloroethane

Pronunciation: tet'ra-klo'ro-eth'an

Definition: Acetylene tetrachloride; a nonflammable solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, etc.; used in the manufacture of paint and varnish removers, photographic films, lacquers, and insecticides. Its toxicity exceeds that of chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, and produces narcosis, liver damage, kidney damage, and gastroenteritis.

Synonym(s): cellon

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