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carbon monoxide

carbon monoxide

noun

: a poisonous gas that is formed when carbon is not completely burned and especially when gasoline is burned in car engines

Full Definition of CARBON MONOXIDE

:  a colorless odorless very toxic gas CO that is formed as a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbon compound

First Known Use of CARBON MONOXIDE

1869

Rhymes with CARBON MONOXIDE

carbon monoxide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBON MONOXIDE

:  a colorless odorless very toxic gas CO that burns to carbon dioxide with a blue flame and is formed as a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon

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