noun car·bi·nyl \ˈkärbəˌnil\

Definition of carbinyl



  1. 1 :  methyl —used especially in the names of derivatives of methyl triphenyl-carbinyl

  2. 2 :  the univalent radical corresponding to any carbinol a carbinyl chloride

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Origin and Etymology of carbinyl

probably from obsolete German karbin + English -yl

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