from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A trivalent radical, CH2CHCH2, obtained from glycerol by the removal of hydroxyl groups.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of the univalent, divalent or trivalent radicals derived from glycerol by removing hydrogen atoms from one, two or three hydroxyl groups
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound radical, C3H5, regarded as the essential radical of glycerin. It is metameric with allyl. Called also propenyl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hypothetical triatomic radical of glycerol and the glycerides. Also called, more suitably, propenyl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trivalent radical derived from glycerol by removing the three hydroxyl radicals
glycer(in) + -yl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)