pheno-

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φαίνω (phaínō, I shine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfiː.nəʊ/, /ˈfɛn.əʊ/
  • (US) enPR: fē′nō, fē′nə, fen′ō, fē′nə IPA(key): /ˈfi.noʊ/, /ˈfɛn.oʊ/, /ˈfi.nə/

Prefix[edit]

pheno-

  1. (biology) Prefix indicating an observable characteristic. Example: phenotype.
  2. (organic chemistry) Used in IUPAC names to indicate the presence of a phenol group. Example: phenobarbital.

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