The univalent radical C6H5CH2-, derived from toluene.(noun)
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Use "benzyl" in a sentence
"Anbesol has something called benzyl alcohol, and vodka has something called ethyl alcohol, two different things."
"-- Allergens such as benzyl alcohol and lanolin commonly appear."
"We also developed a means of producing fragments of polyatomic molecules (free radicals such as benzyl and methoxy) by directing a pulsed laser into a specially designed pulsed supersonic nozzle, and studying these cooled in the supersonic beam."