perfluorooctanoic acid etymology

English word perfluorooctanoic acid comes from English perfluoro

Detailed word origin of perfluorooctanoic acid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
perfluoro English (eng) (chemistry, in combination) Describing any compound or radical in which every hydrogen atom has been replaced by fluorine.
perfluorooctanoic acid English (eng) (chemistry) A synthetic, stable perfluorinated carboxylic acid and fluorosurfactant with industrial applications, a toxicant and carcinogen in animals, persistent in the environment and associated with infertility.