al·​lyl·​ic ə-ˈli-lik How to pronounce allylic (audio)
: involving or characteristic of an allyl radical

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allylic was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Allylic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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