One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1,4-bis(5-phenyloxazol-2-yl)benzene, a substance used in solution as a scintillator.
1950s; earliest use found in Science. From the initial letters of phenyl and oxazole (the molecule consisting of five such rings joined in this order).
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