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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.


(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]


(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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Effect of allyl isothiocyanate on antioxidants and fruit decay of blueberries.
Diffusion and sorption of allyl isothiocyanate in the process of fumigation of maize
The antimicrobial activity of allyl isothiocyanate (AIT) from mustard oil, AIT liberated from 5% to 10% (w/w) non-deheated (NDH) hot mustard flour, and AIT following microencapsulation was examined against a 3- to 6-log cfu per g, 5-strain cocktail of E.
The immunomodulatory activities of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and phenyl isothiocyanate (PITC) have already been reported from our laboratory (Manesh and Kuttan, 2003).
When ground, the seeds, trigger a chemical reaction that produces allyl isothiocyanate, a phytonutrient known for its anticancer properties.