dichlorofluoromethane etymology

English word dichlorofluoromethane comes from English fluoromethane, English dichloro

Detailed word origin of dichlorofluoromethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fluoromethane English (eng) (organic compound) Any fluorinated derivative of methane, but especially the mono-substituted compound CH3F (methyl fluoride) that is used in the manufacture of semiconductors.
dichloro English (eng) (organic chemistry) (in combination) Two chlorine atoms in a molecule.
dichlorofluoromethane English (eng) (organic compound) A particular halomethane or hydrochlorofluorocarbon, a colourless and odourless gas used as a propellant and refrigerant, harmful to the ozone layer.