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benzoyl peroxide

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C7H5O4, used chiefly as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, oils, and waxes, and as a catalyst in polymerization reactions.
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benzoyl peroxide in Medicine

benzoyl peroxide

n.
  1. A flammable white granular solid used as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, waxes, and oils, and in pharmaceuticals.
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benzoyl peroxide in Science

benzoyl peroxide

  1. A flammable white granular solid used as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, waxes, and oils, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals, especially to treat acne. Chemical formula: C14H10O4.
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