monophenol etymology

English word monophenol comes from English phenol, English mono- (One.)

Detailed word origin of monophenol

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.
mono- English (eng) One.
monophenol English (eng) (chemistry) Any compound containing one phenolic hydroxyl group.

Words with the same origin as monophenol

Descendants of phenol
chlorophenyl nosophen phenacetolin xylenol
Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monochromatic monoculture monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogamous monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide