Definitions for AMYLˈæm ɪl, ˈeɪ mɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•ylˈæm ɪl, ˈeɪ mɪl(n.)

  1. any of several univalent, isomeric groups with the formula C5H11.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Also called pentyl

Origin of amyl:

1840–50; < Gk ámyl(on) starch (see amylo -) + -yl , with haplology of am(yl)-yl


  1. amyl(Noun)


  2. amyl(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to starch

  3. Origin: From amylum + -yl. Compare with amidin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amyl(noun)

    a hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc


  1. Amyl

    The word or root amyl has two meanings, in organic chemistry and biochemistry.


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