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meth·yl

 (mĕth′əl)
adj.
Relating to or being the simplest hydrocarbon unit, CH3, that can occur as a substituent in an organic compound or as an ion or radical.

[French méthyle, back-formation from méthylène, methylene; see methylene.]

me·thyl′ic (mə-thĭl′ĭk) adj.

methyl

(ˈmiːθaɪl; ˈmɛθɪl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH3
2. (Elements & Compounds) an organometallic compound in which methyl groups are bound directly to a metal atom
[C19: from French méthyle, back formation from methylene]
methylic adj

meth•yl

(ˈmɛθ əl)

n.
the univalent group CH3, derived from methane.
[1835–45; by back formation from methylene]
me•thyl•ic (mɛˈθɪl ɪk, mə-) adj.

methyl-

a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the univalent group CH3 is present: methylamine.

meth·yl

(mĕth′əl)
The organic radical CH3, derived from methane. The methyl group occurs in many important chemical compounds such as methyl alcohol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methyl - the univalent radical CH3- derived from methane
alkyl, alkyl group, alkyl radical - any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
aminomethane - a methyl with the hydrogen atom replaced by an amino radical
hydroxymethyl - a methyl with hydroxide replacing the hydrogen atoms
Translations
metyl
メチル

methyl

[ˈmɛθɪl] nmetile m
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