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 (bī-fĕn′əl, -fē′nəl)
A white or colorless crystalline compound, C12H10, used as a heat-transfer agent, in fungicides, and in organic synthesis. Also called diphenyl.


(baɪˈfɛnəl; -ˈfiː-)
1. (Elements & Compounds) a white or colourless crystalline solid used as a heat-transfer agent, as a fungicide, as an antifungal food preservative (E230) on the skins of citrus fruit, and in the manufacture of dyes, etc. Formula: C6H5C6H5
2. (Elements & Compounds) any substituted derivative of biphenyl
Also called: diphenyl


(baɪˈfɛn l, -ˈfin l)

a water-insoluble powder, C12H10, from which benzidine dyes are derived: used chiefly as a heat-transfer agent and in organic synthesis.
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