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CFC

abbr.
chlorofluorocarbon
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chlorofluorocarbon

(klōr″ō-floor″ō-kar′bŏn) [ chloro- + fluorocarbon],

CFC

A fluorinated hydrocarbon, formerly used in metered dose inhalers as a propellant gas. CFCs accumulate in and damage the ozone layer of the stratosphere.
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