phenylene

[ fen-l-een, feen- ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌin, ˈfin- /

adjective Chemistry.

containing a phenylene group.

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Origin of phenylene

First recorded in 1885–90; phenyl + -ene
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Scientific definitions for phenylene

phenylene
[ fĕnə-lēn′, fēnə- ]

The radical C6H4, derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms.
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