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bisphenol A

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noun bis·phe·nol A \ˌbis-ˈfē-nōl-, -ˌnȯl-\

Definition of bisphenol A

  1. :  an industrial chemical compound C15H16O2 that is a component of several commercially useful types of plastic



Origin of bisphenol a

bis + phenol


First Known Use: 1951


Medical Dictionary

bisphenol A

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noun bis·phe·nol A \ˌbis-ˈfē-ˌnōl-, -ˌnȯl-\

Medical Definition of bisphenol A

  1. :  an industrial chemical compound C15H16O2 that is a component especially of hard plastics (such as polycarbonate) and epoxy resins—abbreviation BPA Some studies involving exposure to bisphenol A have raised concerns about potential adverse health effects especially during infancy and childhood. Many plastic food and beverage containers and baby products (such as pacifiers) are no longer manufactured with bisphenol A.




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