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ac·yl

 (ăs′əl)
n. Chemistry
An organic group having the general formula RCO-, derived from an organic acid.

[ac(id) + -yl.]

acyl

(ˈeɪsaɪl)
n
1. (Chemistry) (modifier) of, denoting, or containing the monovalent group of atoms RCO-, where R is an organic group: acyl group or radical; acyl substitution.
2. (Elements & Compounds) an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is directly bound to an acyl group
[C20: from acid + -yl]

ac•yl

(ˈæs ɪl, -il)

n.
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
[1895–1900; < German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acyl - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"
acetyl, acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
foryml - (chemistry) the negative univalent acyl radical CHO that occurs in aldehydes
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References in periodicals archive ?
Preliminary experiments have provided evidence for an unusual mechanism of modular polyketide synthase chain release in enacyloxin biosynthesis, involving intermolecular condensation of an acyl carrier protein (ACP)-bound thioester with the C-3 hydroxyl group of (1R, 3R, 4S)-3,4-dihydroxycyclohexane carboxylic acid (DHCCA).
Battesti and Bouveret (6) have shown that during fatty acid starvation (p)ppGpp synthetase activity of SpoT is regulated through an interaction of the TGS domain of the enzyme with the acyl carrier protein (ACP), a central co-factor in fatty acid biosynthesis.