Meaning of alkyl group

al'kyl group"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CH, derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons, as the methyl group, CH−, or ethyl group, CH−. Also called
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