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carbonyl

[kahr-buh-nil]
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adjective
  1. containing the carbonyl group.
noun
  1. a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide, as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4.

Origin of carbonyl

First recorded in 1865–70; carbon + -yl
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carbonyl

noun chem
  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group =COa carbonyl group or radical
  2. any one of a class of inorganic complexes in which carbonyl groups are bound directly to metal atoms
Derived Formscarbonylic (ˌkɑːbəˈnɪlɪk), adjective
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carbonyl in Medicine

carbonyl

(kärbə-nĭl′)
n.
  1. The bivalent radical CO.
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carbonyl in Science

carbonyl

[kärbə-nĭl′]
  1. The radical CO, found in a wide range of chemical compounds, especially in aldehydes and ketones.
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