1. A hydrocarbon radical of the general formula CnH2n+1. 2. A compound, such as tetraethyl lead, in which a metal is combined with a. radicals. SYN: alkide.
- arylated a. SYN: aralkyl.

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al·kyl 'al-kəl adj of, relating to, or being an alkyl <\alkyl mercurials attack the brain cells (L. J. Goldwater)>
alkyl n
1) a monovalent aliphatic radical CnH2n+1 (as methyl) broadly a monovalent aliphatic, aromatic-aliphatic, or alicyclic hydrocarbon radical
2) a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal

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al·kyl (alґkəl) the radical which results when an aliphatic hydrocarbon loses one hydrogen atom.

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