from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monovalent radical, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula CnH2n+1.
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- n. Any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A generic name applied to any alcohol radical, such as methyl (CH3), ethyl (C2H5), propyl (C3H7), etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
German Alkohol, alcohol (from Medieval Latin alcohol, antimony; see alcohol) + -yl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)