phen-

phen-

variant of pheno- especially before a vowel: phenazine.
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pheno- or (before a vowel) phen-
 
combining form
1.  showing or manifesting: phenotype
2.  indicating that a molecule contains benzene rings: phenobarbital
 
[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]
 
phen- or (before a vowel) phen-
 
combining form
 
[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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