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phen-

1.
variant of pheno- especially before a vowel:
phenazine.
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British Dictionary definitions for phen-

pheno-

combining form
1.
showing or manifesting: phenotype
2.
indicating that a molecule contains benzene rings: phenobarbital
Word Origin
from Greek phaino- shining, from phainein to show; its use in a chemical sense is exemplified in phenol, so called because originally prepared from illuminating gas
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