containing the methyl group. Abbreviation: Me
- me·thyl·ic [me-thil-ik, muh-], /mɛˈθɪl ɪk, mə-/, adjective
Other definitions for methyl- (2 of 2)
a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the methyl group is present: methylamine.
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How to use methyl in a sentence
Although the gene itself stays unchanged, chemicals called methyl groups alter how that gene works.Researchers Have Created a New Blood Test to Predict Risk of Suicide | Brandy Zadrozny | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This process, known as epigenetics, involves the addition of small chemical tags known as methyl groups to the DNA double helix.
Just add methyl cellulose, a thickener that can withstand high temperatures.
Those stains which are dissolved in methyl-alcohol combine fixation with the staining process.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Czapek says: "The well-known methyl pentoses do not occur in the free state in plant organisms so far as we know."Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
methyl furfurol was found here also, this method indeed giving better results than that of Maquenne.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
According to the statements of the manufacturers, Bengus Analgesic Balm contains menthol, salicylate of methyl and lanolin.
Methæmoglobin in the blood smaller than in para-acetamido-phenol, but more than when the methyl or ethyl compound is administered.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for methyl
(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
- methylic (məˈθɪlɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for methyl
The radical CH3, derived from methane.
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