: any of various compounds of carbon and one or more halogens
Examples of halocarbon in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOrganisms in all kingdoms can make halocarbons, though in minute quantities and typically for highly specialized purposes such as self-defense or signaling mates.
Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, 4 Oct. 2017 Species far older than us, microbes mostly, have evolved over millennia to coexist with, and even to synthesize and break down, specific types of biogenic halocarbons.
Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, 4 Oct. 2017
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