follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

methyl group

noun, Chemistry
1.
the univalent group CH 3 −, derived from methane.
Also called methyl radical.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for methyl group
  • Many proteins in plant cells are modified by the addition of an isoprenoid tail and a terminal methyl group.
Encyclopedia Article for methyl group

one of the commonest structural units of organic compounds, consisting of three hydrogen atoms bonded to a carbon atom, which is linked to the remainder of the molecule. The methyl radical (CH3), the methyl cation (CH+3), and the methyl anion (CH-3)34 are transient intermediates in many chemical reactions.

Learn more about methyl group with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for methyl group

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for methyl

14
14
Scrabble Words With Friends