Definition of trichloroethylene in English:


Syllabification: tri·chlo·ro·eth·yl·ene
Pronunciation: /trīˌklôrōˈeTHəˌlēn


  • A colorless volatile liquid used as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic.
    • Chemical formula: CCl2CHCl
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    • But many other chemicals linked to reproductive health problems, including xylene, trichloroethylene, phenols, and acetone, remain in use.
    • Even dry-cleaning fluid, which is generally trichloroethylene, can be made from acetylene.
    • The same applies to the solvents, save that chloroform and trichloroethylene were handled only in small quantities for laboratory use.

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