dinitrobenzene

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di·​ni·​tro·​ben·​zene | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce dinitrobenzene (audio) , -(ˌ)ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of dinitrobenzene

: any of three isomeric toxic compounds C6H4(NO2)2

First Known Use of dinitrobenzene

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Dinitrobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinitrobenzene. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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dinitrobenzene

noun
di·​ni·​tro·​ben·​zene | \ ˌdī-ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ben-ˈ How to pronounce dinitrobenzene (audio) \

Medical Definition of dinitrobenzene

: any of three isomeric toxic derivatives C6H4(NO2)2 of benzene

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