methyl

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methyl

 [meth´il]
the chemical group or radical -CH3.
methyl salicylate a natural or synthetic oil with a characteristic wintergreen odor and taste; used as a counterirritant in ointments or liniments for muscle pain and also as a flavoring agent. Called also wintergreen oil.

meth·yl (Me),

(meth'il),
The moiety, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]

meth·yl

(meth'il)
The radical, -CH3.
[G. methy, wine, + hylē, wood]