Octoyl Oc"to*yl, n. [Octoic + -yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical radical ({C7H15.CO.}), regarded as the essential residue of octoic acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • caprylyl — ˈkaprəˌlil; kəˈpriləl, ka noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary capryl + yl : the radical C7H15CO− of caprylic acid called also octanoyl …   Useful english dictionary

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