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A chemical compound containing four chlorine atoms per molecule.
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(Elements & Compounds) any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule: carbon tetrachloride, CCl4.
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(ˌtɛ trəˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, -ˈkloʊr-)

a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine.
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Noun1.tetrachloride - any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule
carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, perchloromethane, tetrachloromethane - a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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nTetrachlorid nt
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