benzyl

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

adjective

containing the benzyl group.

noun

Origin of benzyl

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

Related forms

ben·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 forms

ben•zylic (-zĭlĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for benzyl (1 of 2)

benzyl

[ bĕnzĭl ]

The radical C6H5CH2, derived from toluene.

Science definitions for benzyl (2 of 2)

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 forms

benzyl adjective
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