What does -yl mean?

-yl in AZ Dictionary

(s) a natural acid radical: carbonyl.
(s) 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.
(n) 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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