ozono-, ozon-, ozoni-, ozo-, oz- +

(Greek: to smell; stink; generally used in a bad sense)

ozone precursor
A chemical compound; such as, carbon monoxide, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides, which in the presence of solar radiation will react with other chemical compounds to form ozone.
ozone shield
The layer of ozone which hangs in the atmosphere from 20 to 40 miles above the surface of the earth and protects the earth from excessive ultraviolet radiation.

Some experts claim that the manufacture of various chemicals; such as, chlorofluorocarbons used as propellants in aerosol sprays, and the effects of high-flying jet aircraft are destroying this protective layer and allowing excessive amounts of ultraviolet radiation to penetrate the earth's atmosphere; therefore, subjecting humans to increased dangers of skin cancer and other health problems.

ozone sickness
An abnormal condition caused by the inhalation of ozone that may seep into jet aircraft at altitudes over 40,000 feet.

It involves headaches, chest pains, itchy eyes, and sleepiness and is more prevalent early in the year and occurs more often over the Pacific Ocean.

ozone-depleting substance, ODS
A classification for chemical compounds which contribute to the loss of ozone in the kupper atmosphere; majore examples include: chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform.

They are generally stable in the troposphere and only degrade under intense ultraviolet light in the stratosphere, at which time they release chlorine or bromine atoms, which in turn deplete the ozone.

ozone-depletion potential
A description of the potential of a given substance to contribute to the loss of ozone in the stratosphere.
Referring to, resembling, or containing, ozone.
1. Any of the oily, thick, unstable compounds formed by reaction of ozone with unsaturated compounds.
2. The unstable intermediate formed by the reaction of ozone with an unsaturated organic compound; especially, with unsaturated fatty acids.
3. An explosive organic compound formed by the addition of ozone to any organic compound with a double or triple carbon bond.
Containing or bearing ozone.
1. The use of ozone in the purification and deodorization of air and water.
2. The process of treating, impregnating, or combining with ozone.
1. A device used for generating ozone and diffusing it in the atmosphere of a room.
2. To produce ozone in oxygen which is normally done by silent electric discharges through a stream of oxygen gas.
Containing ozone, or treated with ozone.
An instrument which produces ozone from oxygen gas.
Written description of the amount of atmospheric ozone.
The reaction of ozone with hydrocarbons.
An apparatus for determining the quantity of ozone in the atmosphere.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "smell, odor": arom-; brom-; odor-, odori-; olfacto-; osmo-; osphresio-.