Yl meaning

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An organic acid radical.

Carbonyl.

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A monovalent hydrocarbon radical.

Ethyl.

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A radical containing oxygen.

Hydroxyl.

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An organic acid radical.

Benzoyl.

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A suffix used to form the chemical names of organic compounds when they are radicals (parts of larger compounds), such as ethyl and phenyl.
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(metrology) Symbol for the yoctoliter (yoctolitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 10−24 liters (litres).
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(metrology) Symbol for the yottaliter (yottalitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 1024 liters (litres).
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Origin of yl

  • < Gr hylē, wood, substance

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French -yle from Greek hūlē wood, matter

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