Meaning of chlorofluoromethane


Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-floor"ō-meth'ān, -flôr"- klōr"ō-floor"ō-meth'ān, -flōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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