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benzidine

 [ben´zĭ-dēn]
a compound formed by the action of acids on hydrazobenzene, once widely used in testing for occult blood; its use is now limited because it is toxic and carcinogenic.

ben·zi·dine

(ben'zi-dēn),
A p-diaminophenyl, previously used to detect stool blood and agueous sulfates and as a reagent in special stains; now identified as a carcinogen.

benzidine

/ben·zi·dine/ (ben´zĭ-dēn) a carcinogen and toxin once widely used as a test for occult blood.

benzidine

A yellowish or reddish crystalline powder used in a test to detect small quantities of blood.

benzidine

a compound used as a test for traces of blood (benzidine test).