noun qua·ter·phenyl

Definition of quaterphenyl

  1. :  any of several crystalline aromatic hydrocarbons C6H5(C6H4)2C6H5 that contain a sequence of four benzene rings in the molecule; especially :  the isomer whose central rings are attached at para positions and which is made by pyrolysis of biphenyl

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Origin and Etymology of quaterphenyl

International Scientific Vocabulary quater- + phenyl

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