Methyl



[meth-uh l] /ˈmɛθ əl/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
containing the .
1.
a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the methyl group is present:
methylamine.
/ˈmiːθaɪl; ˈmɛθɪl/
noun
1.
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH3
2.
an organometallic compound in which methyl groups are bound directly to a metal atom
n.

univalent hydrocarbon radical, 1840, from German methyl (1840) or directly from French méthyle, back-formation from French méthylène (see methylene).

methyl meth·yl (měth’əl)
n.
The alkyl group, often a univalent radical, CH3, derived from methane and occurring in many important organic compounds.
methyl
(měth’əl)
The radical CH3, derived from methane.

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