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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ben-zoh-il]
    • /ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ben-zoh-il]
    • /ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪl/

Definitions of benzoyl word

  • noun benzoyl of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C6H5CO- 3
  • noun benzoyl the radical C6H5CO, found in benzoic acid and some of its derivatives 3
  • adjective benzoyl containing the benzoyl group. 1
  • noun benzoyl the benzoyl group. 1
  • noun benzoyl (organic chemistry, especially in combination) A univalent radical formally derived from benzoic acid, C6H5CO-, by removal of the hydroxyl group. 0

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Origin of benzoyl

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; benzo- + -yl

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Parts of speech for Benzoyl


benzoyl popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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