benzophenone


ben·zo·phe·none

noun \ˌben-zō-fi-ˈnōn, -ˈfē-ˌnōn\

Definition of BENZOPHENONE

:  a colorless crystalline ketone C13H10O used especially as a perfume fixative and in sunscreens; also :  a derivative of benzophenone

Origin of BENZOPHENONE

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + phen- + -one
First Known Use: 1877

ben·zo·phe·none

noun \ˌben-zō-fi-ˈnōn, -ˈfē-ˌnōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENZOPHENONE

: a colorless crystalline ketone C13H10O used chiefly in perfumery and sunscreens; also : a derivative of benzophenone

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