dibenzofuran

noun

di·​ben·​zo·​fu·​ran ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio)
-fyə-ˈran
: a highly toxic chemical compound C12H8O that is used in chemical synthesis and as an insecticide and is a hazardous pollutant when chlorinated

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dibenzofuran was in 1940

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“Dibenzofuran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dibenzofuran. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

dibenzofuran

noun
di·​ben·​zo·​fu·​ran ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio) -fyə-ˈran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio)
: a highly toxic chemical compound C12H8O that is used in chemical synthesis and as an insecticide and is a hazardous pollutant in its chlorinated form
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