ethyl chloride

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ethyl chloride (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) Chloroethane.
    • 2006, Ted Freeman, Doctor in Vanuatu, Suva, Fiji: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, →ISBN, page 29:
      Thiopentone is a short-acting drug – not a good agent to keep the patient anaesthetized for very long – so a switch must be made to another anaesthetic. The common one used in those days was ethyl chloride.