chlorobiphenyl etymology

English word chlorobiphenyl comes from English chloro- ((chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.), English biphenyl

Detailed word origin of chlorobiphenyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chloro- English (eng) (chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.
biphenyl English (eng) (organic compound, countable) Any substituted or otherwise altered version of biphenyl, such as PCBs. (organic compound, uncountable) A colourless solid hydrocarbon, C12H10, consisting of two benzene rings linked together by a single bond.
chlorobiphenyl English (eng) (organic compound) Any chlorinated derivative of biphenyl.

Words with the same origin as chlorobiphenyl

Descendants of chloro-
chloroacetic chloroadamantane chloroauric chlorobenzene chlorocarbon chloroethylene chloroguanide chloromethylphenylsilane chloroplast chloroprocaine chloropyridine chlororuthenate chlorosilyl chlorosulfite chlorosulfuric acid chlorotoluene chlorotoxin chlorotriazine chloroxylenol dichlorocarbene dimethylchlorosilane tetrachloromethane trichloroethane trichlorofluoromethane