propargyl

noun pro·par·gyl \ prōˈpärjə̇l \

Definition of propargyl

plural -s
: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


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