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An organic compound, such as a fluorocarbon, that contains one or more halogens.
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(Chemistry) chem a compound of carbon and halogen in which halogen atoms have taken the place of some or all of the hydrogen atoms
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|Noun||1.||halocarbon - one of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
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