pheno-

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • phen- (before a vowel)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek φαίνω (phainō, I shine).

PronunciationEdit

  • (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/

PrefixEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 22:08