amyl

noun am·yl \ˈa-məl\

Definition of amyl

  1. :  any of various isomeric alkyl radicals C5H11− derived from pentane

Origin and Etymology of amyl

Latin amylum + English -yl


First Known Use: 1847


amyl-

combining form am·yl

Definition of amyl-

  1. :  starch <amyloplast>

Variants of amyl-

or

amylo-

Origin and Etymology of amyl-

Latin amylum, from Greek amylon, from neuter of amylos unmilled (of grain), from a- + mylē mill — more at meal


Medical Dictionary

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noun am·yl \ˈam-əl\

Medical Definition of amyl

  1. :  a univalent hydrocarbon radical C5H11 that occurs in various isomeric forms and is derived from pentane—called also pentyl


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