bisphenol etymology

English word bisphenol comes from English phenol, English bis-

Detailed word origin of bisphenol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phenol English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.. (organic compound, uncountable) A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.
bis- English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tri- used to indicate that the component that does not take the prefix occurs twice in the compound: a bisoxide is of the form B2O. (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of di-, used for substitutions of two complex rather than simple units.. An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate.
bisphenol English (eng) (organic compound) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from methylenediphenol, CH2(C6H4OH)2, formed by the condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde or ketone.

Words with the same origin as bisphenol

Descendants of phenol
chlorophenyl nosophen phenacetolin xylenol
Descendants of bis-
bisacridine bisacrylamide bisadduct bisallene bisallylic bisammonium bisanthrapyrazole bisarylated bisazene bisdigitoxoside biselectrophilic bisenolate bishydroxamic bisintercalating bisintercalator bisligand bismetallated bisoxazoline bisphosphate bisphosphine bisporphyrin bisthiourea bisurea cyclobisintercalator