polychlorinated biphenyl

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pol·y·chlo·rin·at·ed biphenyl

 (pŏl′ē-klôr′ə-nā′tĭd)
n.
PCB.

polychlorinated biphenyl

(ˌpɒlɪˈklɔːrɪˌneɪtɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) 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. Abbreviation: PCB
Translations

polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)

n bifenilo policlorado (BPC), policlorobifenilo
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25 ppm of Aroclor 1254[R], a mixture of 52 PCB congeners, via maternal diet, to determine the effect on leptin and thyroid hormones.
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Developmental exposure of rats to a reconstituted PCB mixture and Aroclor 1245: effects on organ weights, aromatase activity, sex hormone levels, and sweet preference behavior.
Sprague-Dawley rats were obtained that had been exposed to Aroclor 1254[R] in the diet at 1.
Brackets indicate "minor" coeluting congeners based on Aroclor concentration (Hansen 1999).