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acyl

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noun, often attributive ac·yl \ˈa-səl\

Definition of acyl

  1. :  a radical RCO− derived usually from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups —often used in combination



Origin of acyl

International Scientific Vocabulary, from acid


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

noun ac·yl \ˈas-əl, -ēl; ˈā-səl\

Medical Definition of acyl

  1. :  a radical derived usually from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups




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