Halothane definition

hălə-thān
A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2 HBrClF3 , used as an inhalant anesthetic.
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A nonexplosive liquid, CF3CHBrCl, whose vapor is inhaled to produce general anesthesia.
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A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2 HBrClF3 , used as an inhalant anesthetic.
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A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2 HBrClF3 , used as an inhalant anesthetic.
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(organic chemistry) The halogenated hydrocarbon 2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane that is used as an inhalational general anaesthetic.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
halothane
Plural:
halothanes

Origin of halothane

  • halo– (e)thane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition