benzophenone

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noun ben·zo·phe·none \ˌben-zō-fi-ˈnōn, -ˈfē-ˌnōn\

Definition of benzophenone

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

Origin and Etymology of benzophenone

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + phen- + -one


First Known Use: 1850


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benzophenone

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noun ben·zo·phe·none \ˌben-zō-fi-ˈnōn, -ˈfē-ˌnōn\

Medical Definition of benzophenone

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


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