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benzidine

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noun ben·zi·dine \ˈben-zə-ˌdēn\

Definition of benzidine

  1. :  a crystalline diamine base C12H12N2 prepared from nitrobenzene and used especially in making dyes



Origin and Etymology of benzidine

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -idine


First Known Use: circa 1855


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benzidine

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noun ben·zi·dine \ˈben-zə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of benzidine

  1. :  a crystalline base C12H12N2 used especially in making dyes and in a test for blood




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