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-yl

Chemistry
1.
a suffix used in the names of radicals:
ethyl.
Origin
< French -yle < Greek hȳ́lē matter, wood, substance
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British Dictionary definitions for yl

-yl

suffix
1.
(in chemistry) indicating a group or radical methyl, carbonyl
Word Origin
from Greek hulē wood, matter
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yl in Medicine

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

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yl in Science
-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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Related Abbreviations for yl

YL

young lady (shortwave transmission)
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