per·​fluo·​ro·​carbon pər-ˌflȯr-ō-ˈkär-bən How to pronounce perfluorocarbon (audio)
: 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 In addition to using harmful chemicals and gasses such as perfluorocarbons (PFCs), the industry also requires vast amounts of water and energy to get the chips out of the door. Scott White, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The team tested the technology in pigs by inserting catheters and other medical devices coated with the perfluorocarbon. Katie Bo Williams, Discover Magazine, 29 Oct. 2015 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, 5 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfluorocarbon was in 1947

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“Perfluorocarbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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