carbinyl

noun car·bi·nyl \ ˈkärbəˌnil \

Definition of carbinyl

plural -s
1 :methyl used especially in the names of derivatives of methyl
  • triphenyl-carbinyl
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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