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phenyl

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noun phe·nyl \ˈfe-nəl, ˈfē-\

Definition of phenyl

  1. :  a monovalent aryl radical C6H5− derived from benzene by removal of one hydrogen atom —often used in combination

phenylic play \fi-ˈni-lik\ adjective


Origin of phenyl

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1850


Medical Dictionary

phenyl

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noun phe·nyl \ˈfen-əl, ˈfēn-, British also ˈfē-ˌnīl\

Medical Definition of phenyl

  1. :  a monovalent group C6H5 that is an aryl group derived from benzene by removal of one hydrogen atom—often used in combination <phenylalanine>




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "phenyl" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "phenyl"


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