formyl

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Latin word for ant, formica. Formic acid was previously isolated by the distillation of ant bodies.

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formyl (plural formyls)

  1. (organic chemistry) The univalent radical -CHO, derived from formaldehyde, that is characteristic of aldehydes

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