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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 and Etymology 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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