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chlo•ro•fluor•o•car•bon



Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-floor"ō-kär'bun, -flôr"-; klōr"ō-floor"ō-kär'bun, -flōr"-), [key]
n.
any of several volatile, inert, saturated compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen: used as refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, solvents, and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer. Cf. chlorofluoromethane.

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chlorocarbonchlorofluoromethane
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