methylidyne group

[ me-thil-i-dahyn ]
/ mɛˈθɪl ɪˌdaɪn /

noun Chemistry.

the trivalent group ≡CH.

Origin of methylidyne group

methyl + -ide + -ine2
Also called methylidyne radical.
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