phenylglycine

noun
phenyl·​glycine

Definition of phenylglycine

: a phenyl derivative of glycine especially : the crystalline synthetic acid C6H5NHCH2COOH containing a phenyl group attached to nitrogen and used in the manufacture of indigoid dyes

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History and Etymology for phenylglycine

International Scientific Vocabulary phenyl + glycine

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“Phenylglycine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenylglycine. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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