Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The univalent, unsaturated organic group C3H5.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An organic radical, C3H5, which does not exist in the free state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) An organic radical, C3H5, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An organic radical, CH2=CH-CH2-, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the univalent unsaturated organic radical C3H5; derived from propylene

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin allium, garlic + –yl (so called because it was first obtained from garlic).]

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