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Related to methyl: methyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl salicylate, methyl orange, Methyl B12, Methyl paraben
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.
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]
the univalent group CH3, derived from methane.
[1835–45; by back formation from methylene]
me•thyl•ic (mɛˈθɪl ɪk, mə-) adj.
a combining form occurring in the names of chemical compounds in which the univalent group CH3 is present: methylamine.
The organic radical CH3, derived from methane. The methyl group occurs in many important chemical compounds such as methyl alcohol.
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|Noun||1.||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