quaterphenyl

noun

qua·​ter·​phenyl
: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary quater- + phenyl

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“Quaterphenyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaterphenyl. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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