Definition of biphenyl in English:


Line breaks: bi|phenyl
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈfiːnʌɪl
, bʌɪˈfɛnɪl


  • An organic compound containing two phenyl groups bonded together, e.g. the PCBs.
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    • Monsanto manufactured DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls before they were banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s.
    • However, the discovery of bacteria that eat biphenyls has led to research that could find an organic cure for this inorganic problem.
    • An environmental task force in Sweet Valley / Cob Town, a largely African American and low-income white community in Alabama, filed suit against a chemical company that exposed the community to biphenyls.

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