noun hep·ta·decyl \ˌheptəˈdesə̇l, -dēs-\

Definition of heptadecyl

  1. :  any of several univalent radicals C17H35 derived from the heptadecanes by removal of one hydrogen atom; especially :  the normal radical CH3(CH2)15CH2

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Origin and Etymology of heptadecyl

heptadecane + -yl

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