difluoromethane etymology

English word difluoromethane comes from English methane, English difluoro ((chemistry) Two fluorine atoms in a molecule.)

Detailed word origin of difluoromethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
methane English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.. (organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
difluoro English (eng) (chemistry) Two fluorine atoms in a molecule.
difluoromethane English (eng) (organic compound) A dihalogenoalkane in which two of the four hydrogen atoms of methane are replaced by fluorine, used as a refrigerant.

Words with the same origin as difluoromethane

Descendants of methane
methalox methanation methanic methanol