benzyl

[ ben-zil, -zeel ]
/ ˈbɛn zɪl, -zil /
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adjective

containing the benzyl group.

noun


Nearby words

  1. benzoyl,
  2. benzoyl group,
  3. benzoyl peroxide,
  4. benzoylate,
  5. benztropine mesylate,
  6. benzyl acetate,
  7. benzyl alcohol,
  8. benzyl benzoate,
  9. benzyl butyrate,
  10. benzyl chloride

Origin of benzyl

First recorded in 1865–70; benz- + -yl

Related formsben·zyl·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for benzyl

benzyl

/ (ˈbɛnzaɪl) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C 6 H 5 CH 2benzyl alcohol Systematic name: phenylmethyl
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Medicine definitions for benzyl

benzyl

[ bĕnzĭl, -zēl′ ]

n.

The univalent radical C6H5CH2- derived from toluene.
Related formsben•zylic (-zĭlĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for benzyl

benzyl

[ bĕnzĭl ]

The radical C6H5CH2, derived from toluene.

benzene

[ bĕnzēn′ ]

A colorless flammable liquid derived from petroleum. Benzene is used to make detergents, insecticides, motor fuels, and many other chemical products. Chemical formula: C6H6. See more at benzene ring.
Related formsbenzyl adjective

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