octadecyl

noun
oc·​ta·​dec·​yl | \ ˌäktəˈdesə̇l \

Definition of octadecyl

: an alkyl radical C18H37 derived from an octadecane by removal of one hydrogen atom especially : the normal radical CH3(CH2)16CH2

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History and Etymology for octadecyl

International Scientific Vocabulary octadecane + -yl

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“Octadecyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octadecyl. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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