benzidine

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ben·zi·dine

 (bĕn′zĭ-dēn′)
n.
A carcinogenic yellowish, white, or reddish-gray crystalline powder, C12H12 N2, that is a derivative of biphenyl, is used in dyes, and is used to detect blood stains and cyanide.

benzidine

(ˈbɛnzɪˌdiːn; -dɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a grey or reddish poisonous crystalline powder that is used mainly in the manufacture of dyes, esp Congo red. Formula: NH2(C6H4)2NH2

ben•zi•dine

(ˈbɛn zɪˌdin, -dɪn)

n.
a crystalline base, C12H12N2, used in the synthesis of azo dyes, esp. Congo red.
[1875–80; benz- + -idine]