per chloromethane

perchloromethane

[per-klawr-oh-meth-eyn, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
perchloro- + methane

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perchloromethane

noun
a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined [syn: carbon tetrachloride
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