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propyl

[proh-pil]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing a propyl group.

Origin of propyl

First recorded in 1840–50; prop(ionic) + -yl
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Examples from the Web for propyl

Historical Examples

  • In one of my dreams, for instance, there is talk of an injection with propyl.

    Dream Psychology

    Sigmund Freud


British Dictionary definitions for propyl

propyl

noun
  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms C 3 H 7 -a propyl group or radical

Word Origin

C19: from prop (ionic acid) + -yl
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propyl in Medicine

propyl

(prōpĭl)
n.
  1. A univalent organic radical, CH3CH2CH2, derived from propane.
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propyl in Science

propyl

[prōpĭl]
  1. The radical C3H7, derived from propane.
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