trihalomethane


tri·halo·meth·ane

noun \(ˌ)trī-ˌha-lə-ˈme-ˌthān, British usually -ˈmē-\

Definition of TRIHALOMETHANE

:  any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water

First Known Use of TRIHALOMETHANE

1968

tri·halo·meth·ane

noun \(ˌ)trī-ˌhā-lə-ˈmeth-ˌān, British usually -ˈmē-ˌthān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIHALOMETHANE

: any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water—abbreviation THM

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