noun \ˈme-thəl\

Definition of METHYL

:  an alkyl radical CH3 derived from methane
me·thyl·ic \mə-ˈthi-lik\ adjective

Origin of METHYL

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from methylene
First Known Use: circa 1844

Rhymes with METHYL


noun \ˈmeth-əl, British also ˈmē-ˌthīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHYL

: an alkyl group CH3 that is derived from methane by removal of one hydrogen atom
me·thyl·ic \mə-ˈthil-ik\ adjective


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