variants or pheno-
1
: related to or derived from benzene
phenol
2
: containing phenyl
phenobarbital

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near phen-

Cite this Entry

“Phen-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phen-. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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