halothane

noun
hal·​o·​thane | \ ˈha-lə-ˌthān How to pronounce halothane (audio) \

Definition of halothane

: a potent inhalational anesthetic C2HBrClF3 that is nonexplosive and nonflammable

First Known Use of halothane

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for halothane

halo- + ethane

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“Halothane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halothane. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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halothane

noun
halo·​thane | \ ˈhal-ə-ˌthān How to pronounce halothane (audio) \

Medical Definition of halothane

: a nonexplosive inhalational anesthetic C2HBrClF3

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