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propyl

[ proh-pil ]
/ ˈproʊ pɪl /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing a propyl group.

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Origin of propyl

First recorded in 1840–50; prop(ionic) + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for propyl

propyl
/ (ˈprəʊpɪl) /

noun
(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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Scientific definitions for propyl

propyl
[ prōpĭl ]

The radical C3H7, derived from propane.
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