acyl radical

acyl group

noun Chemistry.
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
Also called acyl radical.
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acyl group

noun
any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group" [syn: acyl
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