phenyl

[ fen-l, feen-l ]

adjectiveChemistry.
  1. containing the phenyl group. Abbreviation: Ph

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Origin of phenyl

1
First recorded in 1840–50; phen(o)- + -yl

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British Dictionary definitions for phenyl

phenyl

/ (ˈfiːnaɪl, ˈfɛnɪl) /


noun
  1. (modifier) of, containing, or consisting of the monovalent group C 6 H 5, derived from benzene: a phenyl group or radical

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Scientific definitions for phenyl

phenyl

[ fĕnəl, fēnəl ]


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

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