benzophenone

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

Definition of benzophenone

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

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Origin and Etymology of benzophenone

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + phen- + -one


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benzophenone

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

medical Definition of benzophenone

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

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