One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chemistry. Designating or containing the group or radical —OC₆H₅.
2Designating thermoplastics characterized by a linear molecule containing recurring phenoxy groups, typically made by condensation of epoxides (especially epichlorhydrin) with certain phenols; made of such a material.
A phenoxy plastic or other substance containing phenoxy groups.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From phenoxy-.
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