1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which benzene, benzoic acid, or one or more of the phenyl groups is present: benzocaine.

combining form

  1. indicating a benzene ring fused to another ring in a polycyclic compoundbenzofuran
  2. indicating derivation from benzene or benzoic acid or the presence of phenyl groupsbenzophenone


  1. Benzene; benzoic acid:benzodiazepine.

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