amyl

noun am·yl \ ˈa-məl \

Definition of amyl

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

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Origin and Etymology of amyl

Latin amylum + English -yl


amyl-

combining form
variants: or amylo-

Definition of amyl-

:starch
  • amyloplast

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

amyl

noun am·yl \ ˈam-əl \

medical Definition of amyl

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

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