[fen-l-een, feen-]

adjective Chemistry.

containing a phenylene group.

Origin of phenylene

First recorded in 1885–90; phenyl + -ene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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phenylene in Science


[fĕnə-lēn′, fēnə-]

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