methyl

[ meth-uh l ]
/ ˈmɛθ əl /

adjective Chemistry.

containing the methyl group.

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Origin of methyl

First recorded in 1835–45; by back formation from methylene

OTHER WORDS FROM methyl

me·thyl·ic [me-thil-ik, muh-] /mɛˈθɪl ɪk, mə-/, adjective

Definition for methyl (2 of 2)

methyl-

a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the methyl group is present: methylamine.
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British Dictionary definitions for methyl

methyl
/ (ˈmiːθaɪl, ˈmɛθɪl) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH 3
an organometallic compound in which methyl groups are bound directly to a metal atom

Derived forms of methyl

methylic (məˈθɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for methyl

C19: from French méthyle, back formation from methylene
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Medical definitions for methyl

methyl
[ mĕthəl ]

n.

The alkyl group, often a univalent radical, CH3, derived from methane and occurring in many important organic compounds.
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Scientific definitions for methyl

methyl
[ mĕthəl ]

The radical CH3, derived from methane.
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