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formyl

[ fawr-mil ]
/ ˈfɔr mɪl /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing the formyl group.
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Origin of formyl

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

formyl
/ (ˈfɔːmaɪl) /

noun
(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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Scientific definitions for formyl

formyl
[ fôrmĭl′ ]

The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.
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