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bisphenol A

[ bis-fee-nawl ey, -nol ]
/ bɪsˈfi nɔl ˈeɪ, -nɒl /
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Chemistry. a white, crystalline solid, C15H16O2, used primarily in the manufacture of polycarbonate and epoxy resins: manufacture and use is restricted in some places because of concerns about long-term health effects in humans. Abbreviation: BPA
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Origin of bisphenol A

First recorded in 1920–35; bis, variant before vowels of bi-1 + phenol; A denotes the variant of the compound
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Scientific definitions for bisphenol A

bisphenol A
[ bĭs′fēnôl′ ā, -nōl′ ]

A white solid having a mild phenolic odor, used as a monomer for polycarbonate and epoxy resins, and in other plastics. Chemical formula: C15H16O2.
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