Meaning of ethylene dichloride

eth'ylene dichlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, heavy, oily, toxic liquid, CHCl, having a chloroformlike odor: used in the synthesis of vinyl chloride, and as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, etc. Also called
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