(chemistry) the negative univalent acyl radical CHO that occurs in aldehydes
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑acyl, ↑acyl group

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  • acyl group — noun any group or radical of the form RCO where R is an organic group an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group • Syn: ↑acyl • Hypernyms: ↑group, ↑radical, ↑chemical group • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemical science — noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions • Syn: ↑chemistry • Derivationally related forms: ↑chemic (for: ↑chemistry), ↑chemist (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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