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phenyl

[ fen-l, feen-l ]
/ ˈfɛn l, ˈfin l /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing the phenyl group. Abbreviation: Ph

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Origin of phenyl

First recorded in 1840–50; phen(o)- + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for phenyl

phenyl
/ (ˈfiːnaɪl, ˈfɛnɪl) /

noun
(modifier) of, containing, or consisting of the monovalent group C 6 H 5, derived from benzenea phenyl group or radical
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Medical definitions for phenyl

phenyl
[ fenil ]

n.
The univalent radical of phenol.
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Scientific definitions for phenyl

phenyl
[ fĕnəl, fēnəl ]

The radical C6H5, derived from benzene by the removal of one hydrogen atom.
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