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amyl

noun am·yl \ˈa-məl\

Definition of AMYL

:  any of various isomeric alkyl radicals C5H11− derived from pentane

Origin of AMYL

Latin amylum + English -yl
First Known Use: 1847

amyl

noun am·yl \ˈam-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMYL

:  a univalent hydrocarbon radical C5H11 that occurs in various isomeric forms and is derived from pentane—called also pentyl

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