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Definition of "methyl" []

  • The univalent hydrocarbon radical, CH3-, derived from methane and occurring in many important organic compounds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "methyl" in a sentence
  • "Slide 8: 1) Place the alkyl groups joined by the oxygen atom as the prefix alphabetical CH3 - O - CH2 - CH2 - CH3 methyl propyl  "methyl propyl" 2) Put ether at the end of name as the suffix methyl propyl ether"
  • "The term methyl group refers to a chemical structure with only one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms, and the term methylated means that a substance has at least one methyl group."
  • "As the EPA began phasing out lead, refiners replaced it with a chemical called methyl tertiary-butyl ether."