oxybenzene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxybenzene a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oxybenzene (Chem) Hydroxy benzene. Same as Phenol.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Oxy-, + benzene,

Usage

In literature:

The action of chlorine upon di-and tri-oxybenzenes has been carefully investigated by Th.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
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