A white crystalline compound, C6H5COC6H6, used in perfumery and in medicine. Also called diphenylketone.(noun)
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Use "benzophenone" in a sentence
"The most common agent is benzophenone, which is oxybenzone, listed on the sunscreens."
"* Avoiding use of sun tan lotions that harm reefs (those that contain chemical UV barriers such as benzophenone and cinnamate and also parabens)."
"Garcinol is a polyisoprenylated benzophenone which is isolated from garcinia cambogia and Garcinia indica fruits."