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a colorless, mobile liquid having a characteristic ethereal odor resembling that of chloroform; it is used as a cleansing fluid and as a fire extinguisher, and has been used as an anthelmintic, especially against hookworm.
See carbon tetrachloride.
carbon tetrachlorideA volatile liquid used as a solvent and cleaning agent (dry cleaning), and in fire extinguishers and refrigerants.
Toxic to the CNS, liver and kidneys; may cause coma or death.