BZ reaction

\ (ˈ)bē-¦zē- How to pronounce BZ reaction (audio) \

Definition of BZ reaction

: belousov-zhabotinsky reaction Rotating spirals—and some other interesting patterns—can be observed in a beautiful chemistry experiment … . It is known as the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction, or BZ reaction for short—usually pronounced ‘beezee’ in the American style.— Ian Stewart, The Magical Maze, 1999

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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“BZ reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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