fluorocarbon

noun fluo·ro·car·bon \ ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkär-bən , ˌflȯr- \
Updated on: 28 Dec 2017

Definition of fluorocarbon

: any of various chemically inert compounds containing carbon and fluorine used chiefly as lubricants, refrigerants, nonstick coatings, and formerly aerosol propellants and in making resins and plastics; also : chlorofluorocarbon

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1937


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