polybrominated biphenyl

Any of a class of stable organic compounds obtained by the bromination of biphenyl; they have many industrial applications, but are hazardous pollutants

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  • Polybrominated biphenyl — Structure of polybrominated biphenyls Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), also called brominated biphenyls or polybromobiphenyls, are a group of manufactured chemicals, of the polyhalogenated compounds. Their chlorine analogs are the PCBs. While… …   Wikipedia

  • polybrominated biphenyl — poly·bro·mi·nat·ed biphenyl .päl i brō mə .nāt əd n any of several compounds that are similar to polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental toxicity and in structure except that various hydrogen atoms are replaced by bromine rather than chlorine… …   Medical dictionary

  • polybrominated biphenyl — noun Date: 1975 any of several compounds that are similar to polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental toxicity and in structure but that have various hydrogen atoms replaced by bromine rather than chlorine called also PBB …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polybrominated biphenyl — /pol ee broh meuh nay tid/, Chem. See PBB. [1970 75; POLY + BROMINATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • polybrominated biphenyl — ¦pälē, lə̇ˌ noun Etymology: poly + brominated, past participle of brominate : any of several compounds that are similar to polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental toxicity and in structure except that various hydrogen atoms are replaced by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Biphenyl — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • Polychlorinated biphenyl — PCBs redirects here. For printed circuit boards, see printed circuit board. Labelling transformers containing PCBs …   Wikipedia

  • PBB — • polybrominated biphenyl …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • PBB — polybrominated biphenyl * * * PBB .pē .bē bē n POLYBROMINATED BIPHENYL * * * polybrominated biphenyl …   Medical dictionary

  • PBB — ¦pē(ˌ)bēˈbē noun ( s) : polybrominated biphenyl herein * * * Chem. any of the highly toxic and possibly carcinogenic aromatic compounds consisting of two benzene rings in which bromine takes the place of two or more hydrogen atoms: used as a fire …   Useful english dictionary

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