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hydrofluorocarbon

[‚hī·drə‚flu̇r·ə′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon. Abbreviated HFC.
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hydrofluorocarbon

(hardware)
(HFC) A suggested replacement for the chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) coolant gas used in chillers and air conditioners.
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