Diphenyl Di*phe"nyl, n. [Pref. di- + phenyl.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance, {C6H5.C6H5}, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united. [1913 Webster]

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  • biphenyl — /buy fen l, feen l/, n. Chem. a water insoluble, pleasant smelling, colorless powder or white scales, C12H10, composed of two phenyl groups, from which benzidine dyes are derived: used chiefly as a heat transfer agent and in organic synthesis.… …   Universalium

  • biphenyl — SYN: diphenyl. polychlorinated b. (PCB) b. in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms attached to ring carbons are replaced by chlorine atoms; a probable human carcingogen and teratogen. * * * bi·phe·nyl ( )bī fen əl, fēn n a white crystalline… …   Medical dictionary

  • biphenyl — /baɪˈfɛnəl/ (say buy fenuhl), / ˈfinəl/ (say feenuhl) noun an aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H5C6H5, composed of two phenyl groups, of which the benzidine dyes are derivatives …   Australian English dictionary

  • biphenyl — (ˈ)bī+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bi (I) + phenyl : a white crystalline hydrocarbon C6H5C6H5 obtained usually by heating vapors of benzene to about 800° C and used chiefly in a mixture with phenyl ether as an industrial… …   Useful english dictionary

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