|(modifier, no longer in technical usage) See also pentyl of, consisting of, or containing any of eight isomeric forms of the monovalent group C5H11-: amyl group or radical|
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amyl am·yl (ām'əl)
The univalent organic radical, C5H11, occurring in many organic compounds in eight isomeric forms. Also called pentyl.
|amyl (ām'əl) Pronunciation Key
The radical C5H11, derived from pentane. Amyl occurs in eight isomeric forms. Also called pentyl.