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chlo•ro•fluor•o•meth•ane



Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-floor"ō-meth'ān, -flôr"-; klōr"ō-floor"ō-meth'ān, -flōr"-), [key]
n.
any of a series of gaseous or volatile methanes substituted with chlorine and fluorine and containing little or no hydrogen: used as refrigerants and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer. Cf. chlorofluorocarbon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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