adjective Chemistry.

containing the formyl group.

Origin of formyl

First recorded in 1875–80; form(ic) + -yl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for formyl



(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group HCO-a formyl group or radical

Word Origin for formyl

C19: from form (ic) + -yl
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Medicine definitions for formyl




The univalent radical HCO, characteristic of aldehydes.
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Science definitions for formyl



The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.
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