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An organic group having the general formula RCO-, derived from an organic acid.
1. (Chemistry) (modifier) of, denoting, or containing the monovalent group of atoms RCO-, where R is an organic group: acyl group or radical; acyl substitution.
2. (Elements & Compounds) an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is directly bound to an acyl group
[C20: from acid + -yl]
ac•yl(ˈæs ɪl, -il)
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
[1895–1900; < German]
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|Noun||1.||acyl - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"|
acetyl, acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
foryml - (chemistry) the negative univalent acyl radical CHO that occurs in aldehydes