Definition of Halon

1. Noun. A compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound, Pollutant



Definition of Halon

1. Noun. (chemistry) A hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogens ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Halon

1. a compound of carbon and bromine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halon

halohydroxylation
haloid
haloids
haloimide
haloimides
haloing
halolike
halomancy
halometer
halometers
halomethane
halomethanes
halomethyl
halomethyls
halomorphic
halon (current term)
halones
halonium
halonium ion
haloniums
halons
halonuclei
halonucleus
haloperidol
haloperidol reductase
haloperidols
haloperoxidase
haloperoxidases
halophenol
halophenols

Literary usage of Halon

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"As it leaves the cucc|>halon, it forms a flattened cord, and pro- i-crds with the facial nerve* through the foramen ..."

2. The Highlands of Central India: Notes on Their Forests and Wild Tribes by James Forsyth (1889)
"Furthest to the west, that of the Banjar river possesses a general height of about 2000 feet; next is that drained by the halon and the ..."

3. A Regimental History: The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth New York State Volunteers by Ezra de Freest Simons (1888)
"... halon—the sergeant's name—was shot through the hand at Auburn in the morning, and at Bristoe a bullet pierced his right thigh, disabling him for many ..."

4. Preparing for Climate Change: Proceedings, Second North American Conference (1993)
"SLIDE - 1211 USAGE PATTERN For halon 1211 approximately four percent of usage ... SLIDE 1301 USAGE PATTERN halon 1301 usage resulted in the following: Fire ..."

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