- a natural acid radical: carbonyl.
- A univalent radical or functional group formed from certain molecule. Thus "propyl" from propane, "benzyl" from benzene, and so forth.
- A suffix used as a characteristic termination of chemical radicals; like in ethyl, carbonyl, hydroxyl, etc.
- In chem., a suffix widely used with radicals, denoting the fundamental component, the foundation: as, methyl, CH3, is the fundamental radical of timber alcoholic beverages, CH3OH, methylic ether, (CH3)2O, methyl anime, CH3NH2, etc.
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