phenyl ether

noun

1
: a low-melting crystalline compound (C6H5)2O of geranium odor used chiefly in perfumes (as for soaps) and in a mixture with biphenyl as a heat-transfer medium

called also diphenyl ether, diphenyl oxide

2
: an ether in which one of the radicals united to oxygen is phenyl

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“Phenyl ether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenyl%20ether. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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