Origin of methyl
Definition for methyl (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for methyl
This process, known as epigenetics, involves the addition of small chemical tags known as methyl groups to the DNA double helix.
Methyl alcohol is obtained entirely from this source, and on this account is commonly called wood alcohol.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
The hydrochlorate is thus decomposed into free trimethylamine, ammonia, and chloride of methyl.
The principal constituents of the oil are a terpene, asarol alcohol, another alcohol, and methyl eugenol.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|W. H. Simmons
Now from methyl ether take away the central oxygen and in its place put carbon.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
A transparent, non-staining gelatinoid of combined iodine with menthol and methyl salicylate.
British Dictionary definitions for methyl
Word Origin for methyl
Word Origin and History for methyl
univalent hydrocarbon radical, 1840, from German methyl (1840) or directly from French méthyle, back-formation from French méthylène (see methylene).