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al·kyl

 (ăl′kəl)
n.
A univalent group, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula CnH2n+1.

[German Alkohol, alcohol (from Medieval Latin alcohol, antimony; see alcohol) + -yl.]

alkyl

(ˈælkɪl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CnH2n+1: alkyl group or radical.
2. (Elements & Compounds) an organometallic compound, such as tetraethyl lead, containing an alkyl group bound to a metal atom
[C19: from German, from Alk(ohol) alcohol + -yl]

al•kyl

(ˈæl kəl)
n.
any of a series of univalent groups having the general formula CnH2n + 1, as methyl or ethyl.
[1880–85; < German, =Alk(ohol) alcohol + -yl -yl]
al•kyl′ic (-ˈkɪl ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alkyl - any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
ethyl, ethyl group, ethyl radical - the univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom
methyl, methyl group, methyl radical - the univalent radical CH3- derived from methane
Translations
alcoylealkyle
alchile
alkyl
alkyl
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Man-made sources of lead include lead smelting and refining, the combustion of leaded fuel, the production of storage batteries, the manufacture of alkyl lead and lead paints and the application of lead-based pesticides.