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Related to propylic: propyl alcohol


Relating to or being a hydrocarbon unit, C3H7, that can occur as a substituent in an organic compound or as an ion or radical.

pro·pyl′ic adj.
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(Chemistry) pertaining to propyl
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Fibrinolysis is shown by Jorge and Bauer (1996) as one of the causes for alveolitis and Jensen (1978) recommends the use of cones containing acetylsalicylic acid and propylic ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid as treatment, because this ester reduces and inhibits the activity of the plasmin, preventing the fibrinolysis.