Benzyl definition

bĕnzĭl, -zēl
The univalent organic group C6 H5 CH2 −, derived from toluene.
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The radical C6H5CH2, found in organic compounds derived from toluene.
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The radical C6 H5 CH2 , derived from toluene.
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(organic chemistry, especially in combination) The univalent radical C6H5-CH2- related to toluene and benzoic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
benzyl
Plural:
benzyls

Origin of benzyl

  • From benz- +‎ -yl

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