from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The univalent radical C6H5CH2-, derived from toluene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The univalent radical C6H5-CH2- related to toluene and benzoic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic radical (C6H5CH2) which does not exist in the free state, but in combination forms a considerable number of compounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the univalent radical derived from toluene


From benz- + -yl (Wiktionary)



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