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tolyl

[tol-il]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing a tolyl group; cresyl.
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Origin of tolyl

First recorded in 1865–70; tol(uene) + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for tolyl

tolyl

noun
  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing any of three isomeric groups, CH 3 C 6 H 4 -, derived from toluenetolyl group or radical
  2. Also: α-tolyl (modifier) another word for benzyl
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Word Origin

C19: from tolu (see toluene) + -yl
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tolyl in Science

tolyl

[tŏləl]
  1. The group C7H7, derived from toluene.
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