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acyl group


noun Chemistry.

the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.

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Nearby words

acyclovir, acyl, acyl anhydride, acyl coa, acyl coenzyme a, acyl group, acyl halide, acyl-activating enzyme, acyl-coa synthetase, acylamidase, acylase
Also called acyl radical.
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