pro·​par·​gyl | \ prōˈpärjə̇l \
plural -s

Definition of propargyl

: a univalent unsaturated radical HC≡CCH2− derived from methylacetylene by removal of one hydrogen atom propargyl alcohol

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History and Etymology for propargyl

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + arg- (from Greek argyros silver) + -yl; from the possible replacement of a hydrogen atom by one of silver

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“Propargyl.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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