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benzoyl peroxide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C 7 H 5 O 4 , used chiefly as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, oils, and waxes, and as a catalyst in polymerization reactions.
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benzoyl peroxide in Medicine

benzoyl peroxide n.
A flammable white granular solid used as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, waxes, and oils, and in pharmaceuticals.

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benzoyl peroxide  
A flammable white granular solid used as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, waxes, and oils, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals, especially to treat acne. Chemical formula: C14H10O4.
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