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(of a molecule) having two substituent groups.
- ‘Hartely et al. found that 1,5-and 1,8 - disubstituted aminoanthraquinones are phototoxic to human leukemic cells.’
- ‘First was a study of the solubilities of o -, m - and p disubstituted benzenes.’
- ‘Starting from DuP 697 the defendants also synthesised certain 3,4 disubstituted products within the claims during this investigation.’
- ‘If an alkene is 1,2 - disubstituted, there are two possible structures - one with the substituents on the same side and one with the substituents on the opposite sides.’
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