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methyl chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, poisonous gas, CH 3 Cl, used chiefly as a refrigerant, as a local anesthetic, and as a methylating agent in organic synthesis.
Also called chloromethane.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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methyl chloride

noun
1.
a colourless gas with an ether-like odour, used as a refrigerant and anaesthetic. Formula: CH3Cl Systematic name chloromethane
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