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am·yl

 (ăm′əl)
adj.
Pentyl.

[Latin am(ylum), starch + -yl.]

amyl

(ˈæmɪl)
n
(Chemistry) (modifier, no longer in technical usage) of, consisting of, or containing any of eight isomeric forms of the monovalent group C5H11-: amyl group or radical. See also pentyl
[C19: from Latin: amylum]

am•yl

(ˈæm ɪl, ˈeɪ mɪl)

n.
any of several univalent, isomeric groups with the formula C5H11. Also called pentyl .
[1840–50; < Greek ámyl(on) starch (see amylo-) + -yl, with haplology of am(yl)-yl]
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Noun1.amyl - a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule