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benzophenone

[ben-zoh-fi-nohn, -fee-nohn] /ˌbɛn zoʊ fɪˈnoʊn, -ˈfi noʊn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a crystalline, water-insoluble ketone, C 13 H 10 O, used in organic synthesis.
Also called diphenyl ketone.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; benzo- + phen- + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for benzophenone

benzophenone

/ˌbɛnzəʊfɪˈnəʊn/
noun
1.
a white sweet-smelling crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of organic compounds and in perfume. Formula: C6H5COC6H5 Also called diphenylketone
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benzophenone in Science
benzophenone
  (běn'zō-fĭ-nōn', -fē'nōn)   
A white crystalline compound used in perfumes to prevent evaporation and in the manufacture of insecticides. Benzophenone is a ketone. Chemical formula: C13H10O.
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