[ ben-zuh-noid ]

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

  1. any benzene compound.

Origin of benzenoid

First recorded in 1885–90; benzene + -oid

Words Nearby benzenoid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use benzenoid in a sentence

  • Phthalic acid, which was discovered in 1836 by Laurent, is a product of the oxidation of many benzenoid compounds.

    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.

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

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

    Coal | Raphael Meldola