adjective Chemistry.

containing a propyl group.

Origin of propyl

First recorded in 1840–50; prop(ionic) + -yl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of propyl

  • In one of my dreams, for instance, there is talk of an injection with propyl.

    Dream Psychology

    Sigmund Freud

British Dictionary definitions for propyl



(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms C 3 H 7 -a propyl group or radical

Word Origin for propyl

C19: from prop (ionic acid) + -yl
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Medicine definitions for propyl




A univalent organic radical, CH3CH2CH2, derived from propane.
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Science definitions for propyl



The radical C3H7, derived from propane.
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