noun al·ke·nyl \ˈalkəˌnil, -ēl\

Definition of alkenyl



  1. :  any univalent aliphatic hydrocarbon radical CnH2n−1 (as 2-butenyl CH3CH:CHCH2−) derived from an alkene by removal of one hydrogen atom

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Origin and Etymology of alkenyl

alkene + -yl

First Known Use: 1916

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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