[me-thok-see-floo r-eyn]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a potent substance, C3H4Cl2F2O, used as an analgesic in minor surgical procedures and less frequently as a general anesthetic.

Origin of methoxyflurane

First recorded in 1960–65; methoxy- + flu(o)r- + (eth)ane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

methoxyflurane in Medicine


  1. A potent, nonflammable, nonexplosive anesthetic administered by inhalation.
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