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

Origin and Etymology of acyl

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


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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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