benzene

noun ben·zene \ ˈben-ˌzēn , ben-ˈ \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of benzene

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

benzenoid

play \ˈben-zə-ˌnȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of benzene

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -ene


BENZENE Defined for English Language Learners

benzene

noun

Definition of benzene for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

benzene

noun ben·zene \ ˈben-ˌzēn , ben-ˈ \

medical Definition of benzene

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

benzenoid

play \ˈben-zə-ˌnȯid\ adjective


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