Definition of Freons
1. freon [n] - See also: freon
Medical Definition of Freons
1. A group of halogenated hydrocarbons, usually based on methane, containing one or more fluorine and/or other halogen atoms. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Freons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"... particularly chlorinated compounds and freons, that would not have been possible with commercial mercury vapor lamps. Very rapid and efficient ..."
2. The London Medical Gazette (1845)
"Hence, his second certificate of examination would be that of the Royal College of Sur- freons. This, 1 repeat, would be the natural order, and generally ..."
3. China in the World Economy: The Domestic Policy Challenges by OECD Staff, Charles A Pigott (2002)
"The artificial sources of chlorine and bromine which cause accelerating depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs of freons) ..."