Definition of trihalomethane in English:


Syllabification: tri·hal·o·meth·ane
(abbreviation: THM)


  • Another term for haloform.
    More example sentences
    • However, when chlorine combines with other materials in water, it forms chloroform and related chemicals called trihalomethanes.
    • The 3 studies using routine measurements of trihalomethanes constituted a homogeneous group.
    • The protective effect of both rural residence and use of well water suggests less exposure to chlorine-treated water among people with lower blood levels of trihalomethanes.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea