noun phenyl·ethyl

Definition of phenylethyl

  1. :  either of two univalent radicals derived from ethylbenzene by removal of one hydrogen atom from the side chain; especially :  the beta or 2-derivative C6H5CH2CH2

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Origin and Etymology of phenylethyl

International Scientific Vocabulary phenyl + ethyl

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