hexyl

noun

hex·​yl ˈhek-səl How to pronounce hexyl (audio)
: any of various isomeric alkyl radicals C6H13− derived from hexane

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First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hexyl was in 1869

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“Hexyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexyl. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

hexyl

noun

hex·​yl ˈhek-səl How to pronounce hexyl (audio)
: an alkyl radical C6H13 derived from a hexane
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