A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-il, -eel]
    • /ˈæs ɪl, -il/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-il, -eel]
    • /ˈæs ɪl, -il/

Definitions of acyl word

  • noun acyl of, denoting, or containing the monovalent group of atoms RCO-, where R is an organic group 3
  • noun acyl an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is directly bound to an acyl group 3
  • noun acyl a radical, RCO, derived from an organic acid by the removal of the OH group 3
  • adjective acyl containing the acyl group. 1
  • noun acyl A radical of general formula C (O) R, where R is an alkyl group, derived from a carboxylic acid. 1
  • noun acyl (organic chemistry) Any of class of organic radicals, RCO-, formed by the removal of a hydroxyl group from a carboxylic acid. 0

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Origin of acyl

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
1895-1900; < German: an organic radical derived from an acid; see acid, -yl

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acyl popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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