-oyl

suffix

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

Nearby words

  1. -ota,
  2. -ote,
  3. -otic,
  4. -our,
  5. -ous,
  6. -pagus,
  7. -para,
  8. -parous,
  9. -pated,
  10. -path

Word Origin for -oyl

C20: from o (xygen) + -yl

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Medicine definitions for -oyl

-oyl

suff.

An organic acid radical:fumaroyl.

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