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British Dictionary definitions for -oyl

-oyl

suffix
  1. (in chemistry) indicating an acyl group or radicalethanoyl; methanoyl

Word Origin

C20: from o (xygen) + -yl
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-oyl in Medicine

-oyl

suff.
  1. An organic acid radical:fumaroyl.
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