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Origin of benzo

By shortening

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Other definitions for benzo- (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which benzene, benzoic acid, or one or more of the phenyl groups is present: benzocaine.

Origin of benzo-

  • Also especially before a vowel, benz-. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for benzo-


combining form
  1. indicating a benzene ring fused to another ring in a polycyclic compound: benzofuran

  2. indicating derivation from benzene or benzoic acid or the presence of phenyl groups: benzophenone

Origin of benzo-

from benzoin

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