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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bezoin type of chemical compound obtained from a tree (16-21 centuries), from Old French benjoin, from Catalan benjuĂ­, from Arabic luban jawi 'frankincense of Java'

benzene

noun
     
ben‧zene [uncountable]
TI a liquid obtained from coal, used for making plastics
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