aryl group


noun Chemistry.

any organic group derived from an aromatic hydrocarbon by the removal of a hydrogen atom, as phenyl, C6H5−, from benzene, C6H6.

Nearby words

  1. aryballus,
  2. aryepiglottic,
  3. aryepiglottic fold,
  4. aryepiglottic muscle,
  5. aryl,
  6. arylamine,
  7. arylate,
  8. arytenoid,
  9. arytenoid cartilage,
  10. arytenoid muscle

Origin of aryl group

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called aryl radical.

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