tolyl

[tol-il]

adjective Chemistry.

containing a tolyl group; cresyl.

Nearby words

  1. toluidine,
  2. toluidine blue o,
  3. toluol,
  4. toluyl,
  5. tolyatti,
  6. tolyl group,
  7. tom,
  8. tom and jerry,
  9. tom collins,
  10. tom jones

Origin of tolyl

First recorded in 1865–70; tol(uene) + -yl

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British Dictionary definitions for tolyl

tolyl

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing any of three isomeric groups, CH 3 C 6 H 4 -, derived from toluenetolyl group or radical
Also: α-tolyl (modifier) another word for benzyl

Word Origin for tolyl

C19: from tolu (see toluene) + -yl

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Science definitions for tolyl

tolyl

[tŏləl]

The group C7H7, derived from toluene.
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