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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
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Jack deflowered a young woman in his matrimonial bed, persuaded her to perform sex acts on an aide after she'd been given amyl nitrate, then offered to arrange an abortion.
The institute will test the efficacy of amyl nitrite against cyanide in two animal models and will clarify its research strategy with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The court heard Stallard, of Llandaff Road, Cardiff, lured one younger man back to his home with the offer of drinks but put a cloth doused in amyl nitrate, a dance drug known as poppers, over his face and raped him.
A WELL-KNOWN political adviser and lobbyist used the offer of vodka to lure a younger man back to his house before putting a cloth doused in amyl nitrate over his face and raping him, a court heard yesterday.
However, one congener, active amyl alcohol (see below) and the esters derived from it, are considered to be important, desirable flavor components of beer.