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polychlorinated biphenyl

[pol-ee-klawr-uh-ney-tid, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. PCB.
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Origin of polychlorinated biphenyl

1960–65; poly- + chlorinated
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British Dictionary definitions for polychlorinated biphenyl

polychlorinated biphenyl

  1. any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissueAbbreviation: PCB
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polychlorinated biphenyl in Medicine

polychlorinated biphenyl

  1. PCB
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polychlorinated biphenyl in Science

polychlorinated biphenyl

  1. See PCB.
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