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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