biphenyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1923 a white crystalline hydrocarbon C6H5•C6H5 used especially as a heat-transfer medium and in organic synthesis; also a derivative of biphenyl

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  • Biphenyl — Bi|phe|nyl das; s, e <zu ↑bi... u. ↑Phenyl> in farblosen Blättchen kristallisierender Kohlenwasserstoff, der zur Konservierung von Zitrusfrüchten verwendet wird …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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