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methyl

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noun meth·yl \ˈme-thəl\

Definition of methyl

  1. :  an alkyl radical CH3 derived from methane

methylic

play \mə-ˈthi-lik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of methyl

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from methylene


First Known Use: circa 1844


Medical Dictionary

methyl

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noun meth·yl \ˈmeth-əl, British also ˈmē-ˌthīl\

Medical Definition of methyl

  1. :  an alkyl group CH3 that is derived from methane by removal of one hydrogen atom

methylic

\mə-ˈthil-ik\play adjective



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