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benzoyl

noun ben·zo·yl \ˈben-zə-ˌwil, -zō-ˌil, -ˌzil\

Definition of BENZOYL

:  the acyl radical of benzoic acid
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Origin of BENZOYL

German, from Benzoësäure benzoic acid + Greek hylē matter, literally, wood
First Known Use: circa 1855
Medical Dictionary

benzoyl

noun ben·zo·yl \ˈben-zə-ˌwil, -ˌzil\

Medical Definition of BENZOYL

:  the radical C6H5CO of benzoic acid

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