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phenylene

[fen-l-een, feen-] /ˈfɛn lˌin, ˈfin-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
containing a phenylene group.
Origin of phenylene
1885-1890
1885-90; phenyl + -ene
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phenylene
  (fěn'ə-lēn', fē'nə-)   
The radical C6H4, derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms.
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