per·​fluo·​ro·​carbon | \ pər-ˌflȯr-ō-ˈkär-bən How to pronounce perfluorocarbon (audio) , -ˌflu̇r- \

Definition of perfluorocarbon

: any of various hydrocarbon derivatives in which all hydrogen atoms have been replaced with fluorine and that include blood substitutes used in emulsified form

Examples of perfluorocarbon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Liquid Surgery Serum appealed to her as it's spiked with a proprietary complex that contains synthetic perfluorocarbons, which help carry oxygen to skin. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Nam Vo Says This $1,750 "Liquid Surgery" Serum Is Worth the Hype," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of perfluorocarbon

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Perfluorocarbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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