benzene etymology

English word benzene comes from English Benzin

Detailed word origin of benzene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Benzin English (eng)
benzine English (eng) Any flammable petroleum distillate used as a solvent or fuel. Benzene.
benzene English (eng) (organic chemistry, in combination) Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group.. (organic compound) An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds.

Words with the same origin as benzene

Descendants of Benzin
alkylbenzene benzanthracene benzazepine benzenediamine benzenehexacarboxylic benzeneselenonate benzenesulfonate benzenesulfonic acid benzine benzoannulated benzol benzonitrile benzoquinoline benzothiadiazole benzoxathiole borabenzene chlorobenzene ethenylbenzene halobenzene hexachlorobenzene iodobenzene oligobenzamide superbenzene vinylbenzene