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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing an aryl group.
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Origin of aryl

First recorded in 1905–10; ar(omatic) + -yl
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Examples from the Web for aryl

Historical Examples

  • Chloratzit: potassium chlorate or perchlorate, aryl nitro-bodies, resins, and carbohydrates.

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British Dictionary definitions for aryl


  1. (modifier) chem of, consisting of, or containing an aromatic grouparyl group or radical
  2. an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is bound to an aryl group
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Word Origin

C20: from ar (omatic) + -yl
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aryl in Medicine


  1. An organic radical derived from an aromatic compound by the removal of one hydrogen atom.
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