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Chloroform, or trichloromethane, dense, colorless, volatile liquid (CHCI3) produced by chlorination of ethanol or acetone. One of the first anesthetics to be used in surgery, it has since been replaced by less toxic anesthetics, such as ether. It is used in cough medicines and as an organic solvent.

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