[ ben-zuh-noid ]
/ ˈbɛn zəˌnɔɪd /


of, relating to, or similar to benzene, especially with respect to structure.


any benzene compound.

Origin of benzenoid

First recorded in 1885–90; benzene + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for benzenoid

  • Similarly all amido-derivatives of a benzenoid character can be “diazotised.”

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • It will be understood in future that a phenol is a hydroxy-derivative of a benzenoid hydrocarbon.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • These oxygen derivatives of benzenoid hydrocarbons form a special group of compounds known as quinones.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • We are still without any evidence as to the possible transition of the hexoses to benzenoid compounds.