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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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