Yl Definition

əl
suffix
An organic acid radical.
Carbonyl.
American Heritage
affix
A monovalent hydrocarbon radical.
Ethyl.
Webster's New World
A radical containing oxygen.
Hydroxyl.
Webster's New World
An organic acid radical.
Benzoyl.
Webster's New World
symbol

(metrology) Symbol for the yoctoliter (yoctolitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 10−24 liters (litres).

Wiktionary

(metrology) Symbol for the yottaliter (yottalitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 1024 liters (litres).

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other
A suffix used to form the chemical names of organic compounds when they are radicals (parts of larger compounds), such as ethyl and phenyl.
American Heritage Science

Origin of Yl

  • French -yle from Greek hūlē wood, matter

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