Phenic acid(Chem.), a phenol. [Obsoles.]

(Phe*ni"cian) a. & n. See Phœnician.

(Phen"i*cine) n. [Gr. foi^nix purple red: cf. F. phénicine.] (Chem.) (a) A purple powder precipitated when a sulphuric solution of indigo is diluted with water. (b) A coloring matter produced by the action of a mixture of strong nitric and sulphuric acids on phenylic alcohol. Watts.

(Phe*ni"cious) a. [L. phoeniceus, Gr. foini`keos, from purple red.] Of a red color with a slight mixture of gray. Dana.

(Phen`i*cop"ter) n. [L. phoenicopterus, Gr. foiniko`pteros, i. e., red- feathered; foi^nix, foi`nikos, purple red + ptero`n feather: cf. F. phénicoptère.] (Zoöl.) A flamingo.

(Phe"nix) n.; pl. Phenixes [L. phoenix, Gr. foi^nix.] [Written also phœnix.]

1. (Gr. Myth.) A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by fire by its own act, and to rise again from its ashes. Hence, an emblem of immortality.

2. (Astron.) A southern constellation.

3. A marvelous person or thing. [R.] Latimer.

(||Phen`o*ga"mi*a) n. pl. (Bot.) Same as Phænogamia.

Phelloderm to Philomathy

(Phel"lo*derm) n. [Gr. cork + -derm.] (Bot.) A layer of green parenchimatous cells formed on the inner side of the phellogen.

(Phel"lo*gen) n. [Gr. cork + - gen.] (Bot.) The tissue of young cells which produces cork cells.

(Phel`lo*plas"tics) n. [Gr. cork + to mold.] Art of modeling in cork.

(Phen"a*cite) n. [Gr. impostor, deceiver.] (Min.) A glassy colorless mineral occurring in rhombohedral crystals, sometimes used as a gem. It is a silicate of glucina, and receives its name from its deceptive similarity to quartz.

(Phen`a*kis"to*scope) n. [Gr. a deceiver + -scope.] A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected upon a screen.

(Phe*nan"threne) n. [Phenyl + antracene.] (Chem.) A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10, found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence.

(Phe*nan"thri*dine) n. [Phenanthrene + pyridine.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous hydrocarbon base, C13H9N, analogous to phenanthrene and quinoline.

(Phe*nan"thro*line) n. [Phenanthrene + quinoline.] (Chem.) Either of two metameric nitrogenous hydrocarbon bases, C12H8N2, analogous to phenanthridine, but more highly nitrogenized.

(Phene) n. (Chem.) Benzene. [Obs.]

(Phe"ne*tol) n. [Phenyl + ethyl + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) The ethyl ether of phenol, obtained as an aromatic liquid, C6H5.O.C2H5.

(Phe"nic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, phenyl or phenol.

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