halon etymology

English word halon comes from English carbon, English halogen

Detailed word origin of halon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
carbon English (eng) (countable) An atom of this element, in reference to a molecule containing it.. (countable, informal) A carbon copy.. (countable, informal) A sheet of carbon paper.. (ecology, uncountable) Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.. (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.. A carbon rod or pencil used in an arc lamp.. A fossil fuel [...]
halogen English (eng) (chemistry) Any element of group 17, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.
halon English (eng) (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogens.

Words with the same origin as halon

Descendants of carbon
Silicon Fen Silicon Glen Silicon Hills Silicon Prairie Silicon Valley Silicon Wadi Silicone Valley hydricity hydrogen hydrogode hydrolley hydrolox nahcolite natrophilite polysilicon silico-borocalcite silicoborate silicoflagellate silicon germanium silicon tetrafluoride sodian sodide sodium thucholite
Descendants of halogen
halide halo- pseudohalide sulphohalite