phenyl


phe·nyl

noun \ˈfe-nəl, ˈfē-\

Definition of PHENYL

:  a monovalent aryl radical C6H5− derived from benzene by removal of one hydrogen atom —often used in combination
phe·nyl·ic \fi-ˈni-lik\ adjective

Origin of PHENYL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1850

phe·nyl

noun \ˈfen-əl, ˈfēn-, British also ˈfē-ˌnīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHENYL

: 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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