Definition of carbonyl
1 : an organic functional group or radical −CO− occurring in aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and their derivatives
2 : a coordination complex involving the neutral radical CO <chromium carbonyl>
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Medical Definition of carbonyl
: an organic functional group CO occurring in aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and their derivatives
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