phenyl

noun
phe·nyl | \ˈfe-nᵊl, ˈfē- \

Definition of phenyl 

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

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phenylic \fi-ˈni-lik \ adjective

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circa 1850, in the meaning defined above

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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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