Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over

polychlorinated biphenyl

[pol-ee-klawr-uh-ney-tid, -klohr-] /ˌpɒl iˈklɔr əˌneɪ tɪd, -ˈkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
Origin of polychlorinated biphenyl
1960-65; poly- + chlorinated Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for polychlorinated biphenyl

polychlorinated biphenyl

any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissue PCB
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
polychlorinated biphenyl in Medicine

polychlorinated biphenyl pol·y·chlo·rin·at·ed biphenyl (pŏl'ē-klôr'ə-nā'tĭd)

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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for polychlorinated biphenyl

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for polychlorinated

Scrabble Words With Friends