follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for benzoyl peroxide
  • New tips on spotting skin cancer and an alternative to benzoyl peroxide.
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
benzoyl peroxide in Science
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for benzoyl peroxide

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for benzoyl

21
23
Scrabble Words With Friends