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tetrachloromethane

[te-truh-klawr-oh-meth-eyn, -klohr-] /ˌtɛ trəˌklɔr oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌkloʊr-/
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  • tetrachloromethane formation was at or below detectability limits during all experiments.
British Dictionary definitions for tetrachloromethane

tetrachloromethane

/ˈtɛtrəklɔːrəʊˌmiːθeɪn/
noun
1.
the systematic name for carbon tetrachloride
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tetrachloromethane in Medicine

tetrachloromethane tet·ra·chlo·ro·meth·ane (tět'rə-klôr'ō-měth'ān')
n.
See carbon tetrachloride.

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Encyclopedia Article for tetrachloromethane

carbon tetrachloride

a colourless, dense, highly toxic, volatile, nonflammable liquid possessing a characteristic odour and belonging to the family of organic halogen compounds, used principally in the manufacture of dichlorodifluoromethane (a refrigerant and propellant).

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