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benzoyl

[ ben-zoh-il ]
/ ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪl /
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adjective
containing the benzoyl group.
noun
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Origin of benzoyl

First recorded in 1850–55; benzo- + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for benzoyl

benzoyl
/ (ˈbɛnzəʊɪl) /

noun
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C 6 H 5 CO-benzoyl group or radical Systematic name: benzenecarbonyl
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Scientific definitions for benzoyl

benzoyl
[ bĕnzō-ĭl′, -zoil′ ]

The radical C6H5CO, derived from benzoic acid.
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