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alkyl

 [al´kil]
the radical that results when an aliphatic hydrocarbon loses one hydrogen atom.

al·kyl

(al'kil),
1. A hydrocarbon radical of the general formula CnH2n+1.
2. A compound, such as tetraethyl lead, in which a metal is combined with alkyl radicals. Synonym(s): alkide

al·kyl

(al'kil)
1. A hydrocarbon radical of the general formula CnH2n+1.
2. A compound, such as tetraethyl lead, in which a metal is combined with alkyl radicals.
Synonym(s): alkide.