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The univalent, unsaturated organic group C3H5.

[Latin allium, garlic; see allium + -yl (so called because it was first obtained from garlic).]

al·lyl′ic (ə-lĭl′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈælaɪl; ˈælɪl)
(Chemistry) (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH2:CHCH2: allyl group or radical; allyl resin.
[C19: from Latin allium garlic + -yl; first distinguished in a compound isolated from garlic]
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(ˈæl ɪl)
the univalent group C3H5, derived from propylene.
[1850–55; < Latin all(ium) garlic + -yl]
al•lyl•ic (əˈlɪl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.allyl - the univalent unsaturated organic radical C3H5; derived from propylene
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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Zhang, "Microcapsule preparation of allyl isothiocyanate and its application on mature green tomato preservation," Food Chemistry, vol.
Effect of allyl isothiocyanate on antioxidants and fruit decay of blueberries.
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a hydrolysis product of the glucosinolate sinigrin, has significant antimicrobial activity and possesses potential anticancer activity against cancers such as colorectal and bladder cancers [2-6].
Allyl isothiocyanate was fond in horseradish as a bioactive compound (Cole, 1976).
This natural material contains a compound called allyl isothiocyanate that sterilizes soil but is not toxic to people.
Allyl isothiocyanate, a constituent of cruciferous vegetables, inhibits growth of PC-3 human prostate cancer xenografts in vivo.
Five years ago, Bautista showed that allyl isothiocyanate, the sinus-clearing ingredient in wasabi, hot mustard and garlic, causes pain solely by activating a receptor called TRPA1 on sensory nerves.