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
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polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)

n bifenilo policlorado (BPC), policlorobifenilo
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