Amyl meaning

ăməl
Pentyl.
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The radical C5 H11 , derived from pentane. Amyl occurs in eight isomeric forms.
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(dated, organic chemistry) Pentyl.
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Of or pertaining to starch.
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Any of various isomeric forms of the radical C5H11
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Origin of amyl

  • Latin am(ylum) starch –yl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin amylum (“starch”) + -yl. Compare with amidin.

    From Wiktionary