Acetylene tetrachloride; a nonflammable solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, etc.; used in the manufacture of paint and varnish removers, photographic films, lacquers, and insecticides. Its toxicity exceeds that of chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, and produces narcosis, liver damage, kidney damage, and gastroenteritis. SYN: cellon.

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tet·ra·chlo·ro·eth·ane (tet″rə-klor″o-ethґān) acetylene tetrachloride, formed by the reaction of acetylene and chlorine; an industrial solvent and intermediate in the synthesis of chlorinated hydrocarbons. If ingested it causes a hepatotoxic condition called tetrachloroethane poisoning (see under poisoning).

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