chlorotrifluoromethane

chlorotrifluoromethane

[klawr-oh-trahy-floor-oh-meth-eyn, -flawr-; klohr-oh-trahy-floor-, -flohr-]
noun
a colorless gas, CClF 3 , used chiefly as a refrigerant, in the hardening of metals, and in pharmaceutical processing.


Origin:
chloro-2 + tri- + fluor- + -o- + methane

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