[ proh-pil ]
/ ˈproʊ pɪl /

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

Examples from the Web for 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

/ (ˈprəʊpɪl) /


(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

[ prōpĭl ]


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

[ prōpĭl ]

The radical C3H7, derived from propane.
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