Definition of Formyl

1. n. A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde.



Definition of Formyl

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) The univalent radical -CHO, derived from formaldehyde, that is characteristic of aldehydes ¹

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Definition of Formyl

1. a univalent chemical radical [n -S]

Medical Definition of Formyl

1. A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde. Formerly, the radical methyl, CH3. Origin: Formic + -yl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formyl

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formulisms
formulist
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formulæ
formwork
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formycin B
formycins
formyl (current term)
formyl-coenzyme A transferase
formyl-methenyl-methylenetetrahydrofolate synthetase
formyl methionine
formyl peptide
formyl sterol oxidase
formylase
formylate
formylated
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formylations
formylglutamate amidohydrolase
formylmethanofuran-tetrahydromethanopterin formyltransferase
formylmethanofuran dehydrogenase
formylmethionine

Literary usage of Formyl

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1. Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"C2H formyl therefore differs from methyl in containing 2 atoms less of ... formyl, C2H=Fo. The series of formyl is less numerous than that of acetyl. ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science in the Arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"COMPOUNDS OF formyl WITH CHLORINE, BROMINE AND IODINE. ... Perchloride of formyl is a colourless oily liquid, of an agreeable ethereal odour and sweetish ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"The so-called Chloride of formyl. ... —As the radical-theory assumes the existence of the hypothetical radical formyl, C2H, it regards this compound as ..."

4. Studies from the Chemical Laboratory of the Sheffield Scientific School by H. L. Wells (1901)
"ON SOME DERIVATIVES OF AROMATIC formyl COMPOUNDS.* BY WJ COMSTOCK AND EE CLAPP. THE curiously different behavior of the sodium and silver salts of ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1901)
"Since then, a considerable number of amines, their formyl and acetyl derivatives, have been prepared, it is believed in as pure a state as possible, ..."

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