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trihalomethane

noun tri·halo·meth·ane \(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
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First Known Use of TRIHALOMETHANE

1968
Medical Dictionary

trihalomethane

noun tri·halo·meth·ane \(ˌ)trī-ˌhā-lə-ˈmeth-ˌān, British usually -ˈmē-ˌthān\

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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