xenyl

noun \ˈzenəl, ˈzēn-\

Definition of xenyl

plural

-s

  1. :  a univalent radical C6H5C6H4− derived from biphenyl; biphenyl-yl

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Origin and Etymology of xenyl

International Scientific Vocabulary xen- + -yl


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