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a liquid hydrocarbon, C6H6, obtained mainly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of coal, used as a solvent. It is irritant, toxic, and carcinogenic.
benzene hexachloride (BHC) a chlorinated hydrocarbon; one isomer, gamma benzene hexachloride (lindane) is used as an insecticide, to kill lice.
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NKX2-1A gene on chromosome 14q13 that encodes a transcription factor which binds and activates the promoter of thyroid-specific genes—e.g., for thyroglobulin, thyroperoxidase and thyrotropin receptor. NKX2-1 is crucial in the maintenance of the thyroid differentiation phenotype, and it may play a role in lung development and surfactant homeostasis.
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Any of several chlorine derivatives in which the chlorine atoms are all attached to carbon atoms.
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