petroleum benzin

noun
petroleum ben·​zin | \ -ˈben-(ˌ)zin How to pronounce petroleum benzin (audio) \

Medical Definition of petroleum benzin

: a flammable petroleum distillate containing primarily pentanes, hexanes, and heptanes, and used chiefly as a solvent especially in pharmacy

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“Petroleum benzin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/petroleum%20benzin. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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