[trahy-klawr-fon, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

1955–60; trichlor(o)- (see tri-, chloro-) + (phos)phon(ic acid) (see phosph-, -onic), components of the chemical name, respelled as -fon Unabridged
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