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benzene

Pronunciation: ben′zēn

Definition: The basic six-carbon ring structure in most aromatic compounds; a highly toxic hydrocarbon from light coal tar oil; used as a solvent.

Synonym(s): benzol, coal tar naphtha

[benzoin, + -ene]

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