propyl

noun, often attributive pro·pyl \ ˈprō-pəl \

Definition of propyl

: either of two isomeric alkyl radicals C3H7 derived from propane often used in combination

Origin and Etymology of propyl

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -yl


Medical Dictionary

propyl

noun pro·pyl \ ˈprō-pəl \

medical Definition of propyl

: either of two isomeric alkyl groups C3H7 derived from propane often used in combination

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up propyl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of the same or a similar kind or nature

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!