Definition of Trichloromethane
1. Noun. A volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic. "Chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic"
Generic synonyms: Inhalation Anaesthetic, Inhalation Anesthetic, Inhalation General Anaesthetic, Inhalation General Anesthetic, Haloform
Derivative terms: Chloroform
Medical Definition of Trichloromethane
1. A heavy, clear colourless liquid with a strong ether-like odour, once used for anaesthesia, but now obsolete. (27 Sep 1997)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichloromethane
Literary usage of Trichloromethane
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"Perkin has also obtained it from trichloromethane or chloroform, CHC13, ... trichloromethane. 3. Also by the action of the alkaline hydrates on trichlor- ..."
2. Notes on Qualitative Analysis: Concise and Explanatory by Henry John Horstman Fenton (1899)
"... and ammonia-gas, behave as with acetaldehyde. CHLOROFORM. trichloromethane. ... trichloromethane."
3. Environmental Planning for Small Communities: A Guide for Local Decision-Makers by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... 1 ,T,l-trichloromethane Acetone^ benzene 1 ,1 ,2-trichloro-1 ,2,2-trifluoroethane ... 1,1,1 -trichloromethane Xylene, ..."
4. Veterinary Medicines by Finlay Dun (1911)
"trichloromethane may be prepared by distilling together ethylic alcohol, chlorinated lime, slaked lime and distilled water (BP). ..."