benzyl

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

adjective

containing the benzyl group.

noun

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Origin of benzyl

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

OTHER WORDS FROM benzyl

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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Medical definitions for benzyl

benzyl
[ bĕnzĭl, -zēl′ ]

n.

The univalent radical C6H5CH2- derived from toluene.

Other words from benzyl

ben•zylic (-zĭlĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for benzyl

benzyl
[ bĕnzĭl ]

The radical C6H5CH2, derived from toluene.
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