ethyl chloride definition by Webster's New World
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a colorless liquid, CHCl, prepared by heating ethyl alcohol with hydrogen chloride in the presence of zinc chloride: used in preparing tetraethyl lead and ethyl cellulose, and as a local anesthetic
ethyl chloride definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A chemical compound, C2H5Cl, a gas at ordinary temperatures and a colorless volatile flammable liquid when compressed, used as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and in the manufacture of tetraethyl lead.
ethyl chloride - Medical Definition
A chemical compound that is a gas at room temperature and a colorless, volatile, flammable or explosive liquid under high pressure. It is used as a local anesthetic, potent inhalation anesthetic, refrigerant, and solvent.