phenyl

[fen-l, feen-l]

Origin of phenyl

First recorded in 1840–50; phen- + -yl
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phenyl

noun
  1. (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
n.

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

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phenyl in Medicine

phenyl

[fenil]
n.
  1. The univalent radical of phenol.
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phenyl in Science

phenyl

[fĕnəl, fēnəl]
  1. The radical C6H5, derived from benzene by the removal of one hydrogen atom.
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