alkyl

alkyl

[al-kuhl] Chemistry.
adjective
1.
containing an alkyl group.
noun

Origin:
1880–85; < German, equivalent to Alk(ohol) alcohol + -yl -yl

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alkyl (ˈælkɪl)
 
n
1.  (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CnH2n+1: alkyl group or radical
2.  an organometallic compound, such as tetraethyl lead, containing an alkyl group bound to a metal atom
 
[C19: from German, from Alk(ohol) alcohol + -yl]

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alkyl al·kyl (āl'kəl)
n.
A monovalent radical, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula CnH2n+1.

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alkyl   (āl'kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A radical that has the general formula CnH2n+1, formed by removing a hydrogen atom from an alkane. Ethyl and propyl are alkyls.
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