nitrobenzene

noun ni·tro·ben·zene \ ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn , -ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of nitrobenzene

: a poisonous yellow oily liquid C6H5NO2 with an almond odor that is used especially in chemical synthesis (as of aniline)

Origin and Etymology of nitrobenzene

International Scientific Vocabulary


Medical Dictionary

nitrobenzene

noun ni·tro·ben·zene \ ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ben-ˈ \

medical Definition of nitrobenzene

: a poisonous yellow insoluble oil C6H5NO2 with an almond odor that is used especially as a solvent, as a mild oxidizing agent, and in making aniline

Learn More about nitrobenzene


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nitrobenzene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to seize or ascribe

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!