What does volatile organic compounds mean?

Definitions for volatile organic compounds

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Volatile Organic Compounds

    Organic compounds that have a relatively high VAPOR PRESSURE at room temperature.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatile organic compounds in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatile organic compounds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Glenn Harnett:

    PVC also releases gases known as volatile organic compounds, which are gases that can irritate the eyes, nose, and lungs.

  2. Brian King:

    There’s also some other ingredients that have been identified — things like volatile organic compounds as well as ultrafine particulates, including heavy metals, and so the contention that these products emit a harmless water vapor is simply not true.

  3. Robert Rintoul:

    If you have a lung cancer inside your lung, that cancer is producing a range of chemicals in very, very minute amounts. And this device can collect those samples, those tiny amounts of volatile organic compounds, which we can then analyze in the laboratory. And in effect, it's a bit like a fingerprint. If you have a lung cancer we believe that we can detect these samples and that fingerprint will tell us whether the person has lung cancer or not.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The most favorite perfume, for gentlemen and ladies alike, has been the "New Car Perfume" by far. Interestingly this new-car-like-smell is nothing but the floating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your new car, which aren't good at all for either the humans or the environment. I often think that the best fragrance must be Petrichor, the exquisite earthy smell that often permeates in the air, right after the first intimate union of fresh and purest rain drops with hot and awaiting thirsty ground. No fragrance can ever match the attractive and seductive scent of Petrichor, in my view.

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Translations for volatile organic compounds

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  • les composés organiques volatilsFrench

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