propyl

noun, often attributive
pro·​pyl | \ ˈprō-pəl How to pronounce propyl (audio) \

Definition of propyl

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

First Known Use of propyl

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propyl

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -yl

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The first known use of propyl was in 1850

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“Propyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propyl. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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propyl

noun
pro·​pyl | \ ˈprō-pəl How to pronounce propyl (audio) \

Medical Definition of propyl

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

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