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1alkyl

adjective al·kyl \ˈal-kəl\

Definition of ALKYL

:  having a monovalent organic group and especially one CnH2n+1 (as methyl) derived from an alkane (as methane)
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First Known Use of ALKYL

1879

2alkyl

noun

Definition of ALKYL

:  a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal <mercury alkyls>

Origin of ALKYL

probably from German, from Alkohol alcohol
First Known Use: 1889

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