-yl


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

-yl

suff.
An organic acid radical: carbonyl.

[French -yle, from Greek hūlē, wood, matter.]

-yl

suffix
(Chemistry) (in chemistry) indicating a group or radical: methyl; carbonyl.
[from Greek hulē wood, matter]

-yl

a suffix used in the names of chemical groups: ethyl.
[< French -yle < Greek hylē matter, wood, substance]

-yl

A suffix used to form the chemical names of organic compounds when they are radicals (parts of larger compounds), such as ethyl and phenyl.