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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A combining form (also used adjectively) indicating derivation from, or relation to, valerian or some of its products, as valeric acid; as in valerolactone, a colorless oily liquid produced as the anhydride of an hydroxy valeric acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A combining form used, in organic chemistry, to denote the presence, in the molecule of a compound, of the valeryl radical -CH2(CH3)CH3, or to indicate derivation from a compound of the methane series with five atoms of carbon.
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