di·​oxy·​ben·​zone (ˌ)dī-ˌäk-sē-ˈben-ˌzōn, -ben-ˈ How to pronounce dioxybenzone (audio)
: a sunscreen C14H12O4 that absorbs UVB and some UVA radiation and is used for protection against sunburn and in drug-induced light-sensitive states

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“Dioxybenzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dioxybenzone. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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