phen·​yl·​ene ˈfen-ᵊl-ˌēn How to pronounce phenylene (audio)
: any of three bivalent radicals C6H4 derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms from the ortho, meta, or para positions

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“Phenylene.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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