from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous organic compound, C6H5NO2, either bright yellow crystals or an oily liquid, having the odor of almonds and used in the manufacture of aniline, insulating compounds, and polishes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A nitro derivative of benzene, C6H5NO2, prepared by reacting benzene with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; any of a series of such compounds having two or more nitro groups
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of aniline. Fornerly called also nitrobenzol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nitrobenzol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a poisonous oily water-soluble liquid used as a solvent and in the manufacture of aniline
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