dinitrobenzene

noun

di·​ni·​tro·​ben·​zene (ˌ)dī-ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce dinitrobenzene (audio)
-(ˌ)ben-ˈzēn
: any of three isomeric toxic compounds C6H4(NO2)2

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First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinitrobenzene was in 1873

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“Dinitrobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinitrobenzene. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

dinitrobenzene

noun
di·​ni·​tro·​ben·​zene ˌdī-ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ben-ˈ How to pronounce dinitrobenzene (audio)
: any of three isomeric toxic derivatives C6H4(NO2)2 of benzene
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