adjective Chemistry.

containing the butyryl group.

Nearby words

  1. butyric,
  2. butyric acid,
  3. butyrin,
  4. butyroid,
  5. butyrophenone,
  6. butyryl group,
  7. buxom,
  8. buxomly,
  9. buxtehude,
  10. buxtehude, dietrich

Origin of butyryl

First recorded in 1865–70; butyr(ic) + -yl

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Medicine definitions for butyryl




The radical C3H7COO of butyric acid.

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