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benzene

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benzene

noun ben·zene \ˈben-ˌzēn, ben-ˈ\

: a liquid chemical that is used to make plastics, fuel for automobiles, and other substances

Full Definition of BENZENE

:  a colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C6H6 used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel
ben·ze·noid \ˈben-zə-ˌnid\ adjective or noun

Origin of BENZENE

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -ene
First Known Use: 1835

benzene

noun ben·zene \ˈben-ˌzēn, ben-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENZENE

:  a colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C6H6 used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel—called also benzol
ben·ze·noid \ˈben-zə-ˌnid\ adjective

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