phenyl

[ fen-l, feen-l ]
/ ˈfɛn l, ˈfin l /
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adjective Chemistry.

containing the phenyl group.

Origin of phenyl

First recorded in 1840–50; phen- + -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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Word Origin and History for phenyl

phenyl


n.

radical base of phenol, 1850, from French phényle; see pheno-.

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Medicine definitions for phenyl

phenyl

[ fenil ]

n.

The univalent radical of phenol.
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Science definitions for phenyl

phenyl

[ fĕnəl, fēnəl ]

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