Definition of phenoxy in English:

phenoxy

adjective

  • 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.

noun

  • A phenoxy plastic or other substance containing phenoxy groups.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From phenoxy-.

Pronunciation

phenoxy

/fɪˈnɒksi//fɛˈnɒksi/