formyl

[fawr-mil]

Origin of formyl

First recorded in 1875–80; form(ic) + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for formyl

formyl

noun
  1. (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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formyl in Medicine

formyl

[fôrmĭl′]
n.
  1. The univalent radical HCO, characteristic of aldehydes.
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formyl in Science

formyl

[fôrmĭl′]
  1. The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.
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