valeryl

noun va·le·ryl \vəˈlirə̇l, ˈvaləˌril\

Definition of valeryl

plural

-s

  1. :  the univalent radical C4H9CO of a valeric acid; especially :  the normal radical CH3(CH2)3CO−

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Origin and Etymology of valeryl

International Scientific Vocabulary valer- + -yl


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