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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phenic (Chem) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, phenyl or phenol.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phenic Obtained from coal-tar: as, phenic or carbolic acid. See carbolic. Also phenylic.
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In literature:

But the odor of the drugs, iodoform and phenic acid, brought me back to a sense of reality.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
If the beet seed be saturated in a phenic solution before planting, the difficulty may be overcome.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Is it the user of camphor, of creosote, of phenic acid, or of corrosive sublimate?
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
A change in the weather at this time, confirmed those who were anxious to reach Phenice, in their opinion that it might be done.
""Granny's Chapters"" by Lady Mary Ross