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Medical Term:

petroleum benzin

 

Definition: purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.

Synonym(s): benzin, benzine, naphtha, petroleum ether

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