a fine, needlelike substance, C 6 H 6 SO 3 , used chiefly as a catalyst and in the synthesis of phenol, resorcinol, and other organic products.
noun (modifier) the systematic name for benzoyl
noun the systematic name for benzaldehyde
noun the systematic name for benzoate
of, relating to, or similar to benzene, especially with respect to structure. any benzene compound. Historical Examples Coal Raphael Meldola Coal Raphael Meldola Coal Raphael Meldola Researches on Cellulose C. F. Cross