Definition of pheno- in English:


Syllabification: pheno-
(also phen- before a vowel)

combining form

  • 1 Chemistry Derived from benzene: phenobarbital
  • 2Showing: phenotype


sense 1 from French phényle 'phenyl', from Greek phaino- 'shining'; both senses from Greek phainein 'to show'.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody