benzoyl

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

Definition of benzoyl

  1. :  the acyl radical of benzoic acid

Origin and Etymology of benzoyl

German, from Benzoësäure benzoic acid + Greek hylē matter, literally, wood


First Known Use: 1837


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benzoyl

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noun ben·zo·yl \ˈben-zə-ˌwil, -ˌzȯil\

Medical Definition of benzoyl

  1. :  the radical C6H5CO of benzoic acid


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