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biphenyl

 [bi-fen´il]
polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) any of various brominated derivatives of biphenyl; uses and toxic hazards are similar to those of polychlorinated biphenyls. They typically are deposited in body fat stores and are rarely mobilized except through lactation.
polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) any of various chlorinated derivatives of biphenyl, toxic and carcinogenic nonbiodegradable compounds used as heat-transfer agents and electrical insulators; they are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and those with a lower percentage of chlorine are associated with a higher toxicity but are more readily excreted.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·phen·yl

(dī-fen'il),
Colorless liquid; used as heat transfer agent, frequently as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); as fungistat for oranges (applied to inside of shipping container or wrappers); and in organic syntheses. Produces convulsions and central nervous system depression.
Synonym(s): biphenyl, phenylbenzene
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

di·phen·yl

(dī-fen'il)
Colorless liquid that is used as a heat transfer agent, frequently as a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB); used as fungistat for oranges and in organic syntheses. Produces convulsions and central nervous system depression.
Synonym(s): biphenyl, phenylbenzene.
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