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-yl

Chemistry.
a suffix used in the names of radicals: ethyl.

Origin:
< French -yle < Greek hȳ́lē matter, wood, substance

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-yl
 
suffix
(in chemistry) indicating a group or radical: methyl; carbonyl
 
[from Greek hulē wood, matter]

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-yl suff.
A monovalent organic acid radical: carbonyl.

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-yl  
A suffix used to form the chemical names of organic compounds when they are radicals (parts of larger compounds), such as ethyl and phenyl.
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YL
young lady (shortwave transmission)
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