methylene chloride


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meth·yl·ene chlor·ide

(meth'ĭ-lēn klōr'īd),
Volatile liquid with a pungent odor; harmful vapor. Organic solvent used for cellulose acetate plastic; degreasing and cleaning fluids; and in food processing. Pharmaceutical aid (solvent).
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