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alkyl

adj :  of, relating to, or being an alkyl < mercurials attack the brain cells -L. J. Goldwater> 
n 1  :  a univalent aliphatic radical CnH2n+1 (as methyl) : broadly  :  a univalent aliphatic, aromatic-aliphatic, or alicyclic hydrocarbon radical  2  :  a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  al·ka·li 

 
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