dibenzofuran

noun
di·​ben·​zo·​fu·​ran | \ ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Dibenzofuran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dibenzofuran. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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dibenzofuran

noun
di·​ben·​zo·​fu·​ran | \ ˌdī-ˌben-zō-ˈfyu̇-ˌran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio) , -fyə-ˈran How to pronounce dibenzofuran (audio) \

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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