ethylene dibromide
noun Date: 1866 a colorless toxic liquid compound C2H4Br2 that is used chiefly as a fuel additive in leaded gasolines, that has been found to be strongly carcinogenic in laboratory animals, and that was used formerly in the United States as an agricultural pesticide — abbreviation EDB

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  • dibromide — /duy broh muyd, mid/, n. Chem. a compound containing two bromine atoms, as ethylene dibromide, C2H4Br2. [1865 70; DI 1 + BROMIDE] * * * …   Universalium

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