Definition of haloform in English:

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haloform

Pronunciation: /ˈhaləˌfôrm/

noun

Chemistry
A compound derived from methane by substituting three hydrogen atoms for halogen atoms, e.g., chloroform.
Example sentences
  • Removal of dissolved haloforms generally requires aeration, which also removes substantial quantities of the chlorine.
  • Primarily the volatile haloforms such as chloroform, but also dichlorobromomethane, chlorodibromomethane and bromoforme, are suspected of being harmful to health, some even carcinogenic.
  • Next to chloroform mixed haloforms will be produced if bromide or iodide is present in the water.

Origin

1930s: from halogen, on the pattern of chloroform.

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Syllabification: hal·o·form

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