methylidyne group

[ me-thil-i-dahyn ]
/ mɛˈθɪl ɪˌdaɪn /

noun Chemistry.

the trivalent group ≡CH.

Nearby words

  1. methylene group,
  2. methylene iodide,
  3. methylglyoxal,
  4. methylheptenone,
  5. methylic,
  6. methylisobutenyl ketone,
  7. methylmalonic aciduria,
  8. methylmercury,
  9. methylmorphine,
  10. methylnaphthalene

Origin of methylidyne group

methyl + -ide + -ine2

Also called methylidyne radical.

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