Tetrachloroethylene meaning

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Perchloroethylene.
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A colorless, nonflammable organic liquid used in dry-cleaning solutions, as an industrial solvent, and as an agent for expelling or destroying parasitic intestinal worms. Also called perchloroethylene. Chemical formula: C2Cl4.
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A chlorocarbon with the formula C2Cl4, often used in dry cleaning.
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Origin of tetrachloroethylene

  • tetra- + chloro- + ethylene

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