alkyl group

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A univalent radical having the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon by removal of one atom of hydrogen. Named by replacing the ending -ane of the hydro-carbon with -yl (e.g., meth ane becomes meth yl).

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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