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perchloroethylene

[per-klawr-oh-eth-uh-leen, -klohr-] /pərˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
Origin of perchloroethylene
1870-1875
1870-75; perchloro- + ethylene
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perchloroethylene

/pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid used as a dry-cleaning solvent. Formula: CCl2:CCl2
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perchloroethylene in Science
perchloroethylene
  (pər-klôr'ō-ěth'ə-lēn')   
See tetrachloroethylene.
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