benzene series

benzene series

[′ben‚zēn ‚sir·ēz]
(organic chemistry)
A series of carbon-hydrogen compounds based on the benzene ring, with the general formula Cn H2 n-6, where n is 6 or more; examples are benzene, C6H6, toluene, C7H8, and xylene, C8H10.
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Detection of numerical chromosome aberrations in sperm of workers exposed to benzene series by two-color fluorescence in situ hybridization [in Chinese].
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