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Definition of Benzidine

Benzidine: A compound used mainly for dyeing textiles and paper that is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Benzidine was one of the first chemicals for which an association of occupational exposure and increased incidence of urinary bladder cancer in humans was reported.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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