alkenyl

noun
al·​ke·​nyl | \ ˈalkəˌnil, -ēl \
plural -s

Definition of alkenyl

: 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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First Known Use of alkenyl

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkenyl

alkene + -yl

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“Alkenyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkenyl. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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