noun ben·zyl \ˈben-ˌzēl, -zəl\

Definition of BENZYL

:  a monovalent radical C6H5CH2− derived from toluene
ben·zyl·ic \ben-ˈzi-lik\ adjective

Origin of BENZYL

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -yl
First Known Use: 1868


noun ben·zyl \ˈben-ˌzēl, -zəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BENZYL

:  a monovalent radical C6H5CH2 derived from toluene


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