combining form

Definition of PHEN-

:  related to or derived from benzene <phenol>
:  containing phenyl <phenobarbital>

Variants of PHEN-

phen- or pheno-

Origin of PHEN-

obsolete phene benzene, from French phène, from Greek phainein to show; from its occurrence in illuminating gas — more at fancy


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