Farnesyl definition

(biochemistry) The univalent radical derived from farnesol.
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Noun

Singular:
farnesyl
Plural:
farnesyls

Origin of farnesyl

  • farnesol +‎ -yl. Thus ultimately from Farnese via Acacia farnesiana (the sweet acacia tree) and its namesake Odoardo Cardinal Farnese.

    From Wiktionary