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adjective al·kyl \ˈal-kəl\

Definition of alkyl

  1. :  having a monovalent organic group and especially one CnH2n+1 (as methyl) derived from an alkane (as methane)



1879

First Known Use of alkyl

1879


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alkyl

noun al·kyl

Definition of alkyl

  1. :  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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