formyl [fawr-mil] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.
- containing the .
Origin of formyl First recorded in 1875–80;+ Examples from the Web for formyl Historical Examples of formyl
Formic acid was supposed to be an oxide of formyl; and chloroform, the terchloride of formyl.
Formyl Violet S4B, chroming after dyeing as described above.
British Dictionary definitions for formyl formyl noun
- (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group HCO-a formyl group or radical
Word Origin for formyl C19: from form (ic) + -yl formyl in Medicine formyl [fôr′mĭl′] n.
- The univalent radical HCO, characteristic of aldehydes.
formyl in Science formyl [fôr′mĭl′]
- The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.