a heterocyclic, colorless liquid, CHS, resembling benzene and found in coal tar
Origin of thiophenethio- + obsolete phene, benzene ; from French phène: see phen-
A colorless liquid, C4H4S, containing an aromatic ring composed of a sulfur atom and four carbon atoms, used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
Origin of thiophenethio– + ph(eno)– + –ene.
thio- + phene ("benzene")