acyl

noun, often attributive
ac·yl | \ ˈa-səl \

Definition of acyl 

: a radical RCO− derived usually from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups often used in combination

First Known Use of acyl

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acyl

borrowed from German Acyl "acetyl," from New Latin acidum acid entry 1 + German -yl -yl

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The first known use of acyl was in 1903

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acyl

noun
ac·yl | \ ˈas-əl , -ēl; ˈā-səl \

Medical Definition of acyl 

: a radical derived usually from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups

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