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benzene

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noun ben·zene \ˈben-ˌzēn, ben-ˈ\

Simple Definition of benzene

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

Full Definition of benzene

  1. :  a colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C6H6 used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel

ben·ze·noid play \ˈben-zə-ˌnȯid\ adjective or noun

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benzene

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noun ben·zene \ˈben-ˌzēn, ben-ˈ\

Medical Definition of benzene

  1. :  a colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C6H6 used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel—called also benzol

  2. ben·ze·noid \ˈben-zə-ˌnȯid\play adjective




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