noun des·yl \ˈdezə̇l, -esəl\

Definition of desyl



  1. :  a univalent radical C6H5COCH(C6H5)− derived from desoxybenzoin by removal of one hydrogen atom from the methylene group; alpha-phenyl-phenacyl

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Origin and Etymology of desyl

desoxybenzoin + -yl

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