[ fawr-mil ]
/ ˈfɔr mɪl /
containing the formyl group.
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Example sentences from the Web for formyl
Formic acid was supposed to be an oxide of formyl; and chloroform, the terchloride of formyl.
Formyl Violet S4B, chroming after dyeing as described above.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|Franklin Beech
British Dictionary definitions for formyl
/ (ˈfɔːmaɪl) /
(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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Medical definitions for formyl
[ fôr′mĭl′ ]
The univalent radical HCO, characteristic of aldehydes.
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Scientific definitions for formyl
[ fôr′mĭl′ ]
The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.
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