Amyl

The word or root amyl has two meanings, in organic chemistry and biochemistry. ==Biochemistry== In biochemistry, `amyl` means `pertaining to starch`, `amylum` being another word for starch. Many terms for moderately complex biological chemicals related to starch contain `amyl`, for example: Note that in this usage, it is a part of the word...
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Amyl

• (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc.
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amyl

noun a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
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Amyl

Am'yl noun [ Latin am ylum starch + -yl . Confer Amidin .] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon radical, C 5 H 11 , of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc.
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amyl

amyl 1. Etymologically, a root word derived from the Latin amylum, from Greek αμυλον, meaning 'starch'. It has two distinct but related meanings, in organic chemistry (radical called pentyl, a five-carbon alkyl substituent) and biochemistry (pertaining to starch). 2. The univalent radical, C5H11, occurring in many org...
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Amyl

Amyl is a chemical alcohol radical. It was first isolated by Edward Frankland in 1849.
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Amyl

Amyl is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Amyl

Amyl is slang for amyl nitrate.
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amyl

Type: Term Pronunciation: ā′mil Definitions: 1. The radical formed from a pentane, C5H12, by removal of one H. Several isomeric forms exist, the more important being CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2— (...
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