Phenylene definition

fĕnə-lēn, fēnə-
Any of three isomeric divalent organic groups, C6 H4 , derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms.
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The divalent radical C6H4, derived from benzene by displacement of two hydrogen atoms.
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The radical C6 H4 , derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms.
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(chemistry) Any of three isomeric divalent aromatic radicals derived from benzene by removing two hydrogen atoms from the ortho-, meta- or para- positions.
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Noun

Singular:
phenylene
Plural:
phenylenes