Adjective "Biphenyls" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Biphenyls


    Definition:

    1. a water-insoluble, pleasant-smelling, colorless powder or white scales, C 12 H 10 , composed of two phenyl groups, from which benzidine dyes are derived: used chiefly as a heat-transfer agent and in organic synthesis.

    Origin:
    biphenyl

    Examples:

    "dioxinses can be biphenyls."

    "chemicals can be biphenyls."