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A colorless nonflammable liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant anesthetic.

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(Pharmacology) a colourless volatile slightly soluble liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform; 2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane: a general anaesthetic. Formula: CF3CHBrCl
[C20: from halo- + -thane, as in methane]
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(ˈhæl əˌθeɪn)

a colorless liquid, C2HBrClF3, used as an inhalant for general anesthesia.
[1955–60; halo- + (e)thane]
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Noun1.halothane - a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures
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n. halótano, anestésico administrado por inhalación, nombre comercial Fluotane.
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