Of or pertaining to starch
Origin: From amylum + -yl. Compare with amidin.
a hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc
Origin: [L. amylum starch + -yl. Cf. Amidin.]
The word or root amyl has two meanings, in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am′il, n. the fifth in the series of the alcohol radicals, a natural product of the distillation of coal. As thus found, two molecules are united together, usually called diamyl, being a colourless liquid with an agreeable smell and burning taste.—n. Am′ylene. [Gr. amylon, starchy, fine meal.]
The numerical value of AMYL in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of AMYL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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