Definition of phenenyl in English:

phenenyl

noun

Chemistry
  • A trivalent radical, —C₆ H₃ , derived from benzene by the loss of three hydrogen atoms (specifically in meta positions). Usually attributive.

Pronunciation

phenenyl

/ˈfiːnɪnʌɪl/ /ˈfɛnɪnʌɪl/ /ˈfiːnɪn(ɪ)l/

Origin

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