noun pro·par·gyl \prōˈpärjə̇l\

Definition of propargyl



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

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Origin and Etymology of propargyl

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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