formyl [fawr-mil] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. containing the formyl group.

Origin of formyl First recorded in 1875–80; form(ic) + -yl 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.

    Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I

    Arnold Cooley

  • Formyl Violet S4B, chroming after dyeing as described above.

    The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics

    Franklin Beech

  • British Dictionary definitions for formyl formyl noun

    1. (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.

    1. The univalent radical HCO, characteristic of aldehydes.

    formyl in Science formyl [fôr′mĭl′]

    1. The radical HCO, derived from formic acid.

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