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allyl

[ al-il ]
/ ˈæl ɪl /
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adjective
containing the allyl group.
noun
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Origin of allyl

1850–55; <Latin all(ium) garlic + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for allyl

allyl
/ (ˈælaɪl, ˈælɪl) /

noun
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH 2 :CHCH 2 allyl group or radical; allyl resin

Word Origin for allyl

C19: from Latin allium garlic + -yl; first distinguished in a compound isolated from garlic
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Scientific definitions for allyl

allyl
[ ăləl ]

The unsaturated radical C3H5, derived from propene.
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