benzophenone

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benzophenone (countable and uncountable, plural benzophenones)

  1. (organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic ketones based on the parent compound diphenylketone (C6H5)2CO; used, amongst other things, as ingredients in sunblock.
  2. (organic chemistry, uncountable) The compound diphenylmethanone.