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

phenylic

play \fi-ˈni-lik\ adjective

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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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