fluorocarbon

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fluorocarbon

[¦flu̇r·ō′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A hydrocarbon in which part or all hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine atoms, including chlorinated and brominated fluorocarbons. Also known as fluorohydrocarbon.
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