phenyl

noun
phe·​nyl | \ ˈfe-nᵊl How to pronounce phenyl (audio) , ˈfē- How to pronounce phenyl (audio) \

Definition of phenyl

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

Other Words from phenyl

phenylic \ fi-​ˈni-​lik How to pronounce phenyl (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of phenyl

circa 1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Phenyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenyl. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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phenyl

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

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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