-yl

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See also: yl, Yl, YL, and yl-

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via French méthylène from Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, material).[1]

Suffix[edit]

-yl

  1. (organic chemistry) A univalent radical or functional group formed from a given molecule. Thus propyl from propane, benzyl from benzene, and so forth.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Suffix[edit]

-yl

  1. (organic chemistry) -yl

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Middle English[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-yl

  1. Alternative form of -el (agentive suffix)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A new formation from Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, forest; material, matter), from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (firewood, wood, beam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-yl (definite singular neuter -ylet, definite singular masculine -ylen, indefinite plural -yl or -yler, definite plural -ylene or -yla)

  1. (organic chemistry) Used to form nouns denoting chemical compounds; -yl
    acetyl, akryl, etyl, fenyl, salisylacetyl, acryl, ethyl, phenyl, salicyl

References[edit]

  • “-yl” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).