dibenzofuran

noun di·ben·zo·fu·ran \ ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran , -fyə-ˈran \

Definition of dibenzofuran

: a highly toxic chemical compound C12H8O that is used in chemical synthesis and as an insecticide and is a hazardous pollutant when chlorinated

First Known Use of dibenzofuran

1940

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dibenzofuran

noun di·ben·zo·fu·ran \ ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran , -fyə-ˈran \

medical Definition of dibenzofuran

: 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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