trihalomethane

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noun tri·halo·meth·ane \(ˌ)trī-ˌha-lə-ˈme-ˌthān, British usually -ˈmē-\

Definition of trihalomethane

  1. :  any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water

1968

First Known Use of trihalomethane

1968


Medical Dictionary

trihalomethane

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noun tri·halo·meth·ane \(ˌ)trī-ˌhā-lə-ˈmeth-ˌān, British usually -ˈmē-ˌthān\

Medical Definition of trihalomethane

  1. :  any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water—abbreviation THM


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