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ethyl chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a flammable gas, C 2 H 5 Cl, used as a refrigerant, solvent, and anesthetic.
Also called chloroethane.
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ethyl-chloride in Medicine

ethyl chloride n.
A chemical compound that is a gas at room temperature and a colorless, volatile, flammable or explosive liquid under high pressure. It is used as a local anesthetic, a potent inhalation anesthetic, a refrigerant, and a solvent.

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