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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.


(ˈmiːθaɪl; ˈmɛθɪl)
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]
methylic adj


(ˈmɛθ əl)

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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Noun1.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


[ˈmɛθɪl] nmetile m
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The jicama-based diets (J) 27.97 g and tuberose-based diets 27.97 g (diet A) included the same amounts of the following ingredients:0.30 g sorbic acid, 0.97g ascorbic acid, 0.55 g methyl P-hydroxybenzoate. In diet B (30 g tuberose bulb) and diet C, (35 g tuberose bulb), the concentra tions of the antimicrobials was increased, i.e.,0.35 g sorbic acid, 1.02 g ascorbic acid, 0.60 g methyl Phydroxybenzoate, in order to compensate for the greater proportion of tuberose, which could support greater microbial growth (yeasts, bacteria, and fungi) in the diets.
Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate was synthesized in one of our associated labs.
E-mail: Table 1: Composition of artificial saliva Artificial saliva Xialine 1 Xialine 2 Saliveze Components g/l g/l g/l Xanthan gum 0.92 0.18 N Sodium carboxymethylcellulose N N 10 Potassium chloride 1.2 1.2 0.62 Sodium chloride 0.85 0.85 0.87 Magnesium chloride 0.05 0.05 0.06 Calcium chloride 0.13 0.13 0.17 Di-potassium hydrogen orthophosphate 0.13 0.13 0.80 Potassium di-hydrogen orthophosphate N N 0.30 Sodium fluoride N N 0.0044 Sorbitol N N 29.95 Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate 0.35 0.35 1.00 Spirit of lemon N N 5 ml N--Not present Table 2: Surface tension of artificial and natural saliva Sample Minimum Surface Equilibrium Surface Tension (mN/m) Tension (mN/m) Saliveze 64.17 71.46 Xialine 1 66.15 72.63 Xialine 2 64.89 72.65 Natural Saliva 24.85 67.24