orthophenylene etymology

English word orthophenylene comes from English phenylene, English ortho-

Detailed word origin of orthophenylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phenylene English (eng) (chemistry) Any of three isomeric divalent aromatic radicals derived from benzene by removing two hydrogen atoms from the ortho-, meta- or para- positions.
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
orthophenylene English (eng) (organic chemistry, in combination) The ortho- form of the phenylene radical.

Words with the same origin as orthophenylene

Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthocenter orthodata orthoester orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthoquartzite orthorectify orthosteric orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography