styryl

noun
\ ˈstīrə̇l, ˈstir- \
plural -s

Definition of styryl

: a univalent radical C6H5CH=CH− derived from styrene by removal of one of the hydrogen atoms attached to the omega carbon atom

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History and Etymology for styryl

International Scientific Vocabulary styr- (from Latin styrax) + -yl

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“Styryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styryl. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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