benzo

[ ben-zoh ]

nounSlang.

Origin of benzo

1
By shortening

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Other definitions for benzo- (2 of 2)

benzo-

  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-

2
  • Also especially before a vowel, benz-.

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British Dictionary definitions for benzo-

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-

1
from benzoin

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