Definition of phenyl ether in English:

phenyl ether

noun

Chemistry
  • 1An ether in which one of the groups attached to the oxygen atom is phenyl; (formerly) an ester in which a phenyl group replaces the acid hydrogen atom.

  • 2Diphenyl ether, (C₆H₅)₂O, a liquid used in organic synthesis.

Origin

Late 19th century.