benzidine

noun
ben·zi·dine | \ˈben-zə-ˌdēn \

Definition of benzidine 

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

First Known Use of benzidine

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for benzidine

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -idine

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benzidine

noun
ben·zi·dine | \ˈben-zə-ˌdēn \

Medical Definition of benzidine 

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

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