fluoromethane etymology

English word fluoromethane comes from English methane, English fluoro- (Fluorescent. Fluorine.)

Detailed word origin of fluoromethane

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.
fluoro- English (eng) Fluorescent. Fluorine.
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.

Words with the same origin as fluoromethane

Descendants of methane
methalox methanation methanic methanol
Descendants of fluoro-
dichlorofluoromethane difluoromethane fluoric fluorobenzene fluorobenzyl fluorocitrate fluorodesulfurization fluorodifen fluorogenic fluorogram fluoroorotic fluorophore fluorophosphate fluorophotometry fluoroprobe fluoropyrrole fluoroscopically fluorosilicic fluorosphere fluorosulfite fluorothymidine fluorotype hydrofluoric pentafluoroethane trichlorofluoromethane