Definition of phenenyl in English:

phenenyl

noun

Chemistry
  • A trivalent radical, —C₆H₃, derived from benzene by the loss of three hydrogen atoms (specifically in meta positions). Usually attributive.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The New English Dictionary. Apparently from pheno- + -ene + -yl.

Pronunciation

phenenyl

/ˈfiːnɪnʌɪl//ˈfiːnɪn(ɪ)l//ˈfɛnɪnʌɪl/