Definition of aryl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerəl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting a radical derived from an aromatic hydrocarbon by removal of a hydrogen atom: aryl groups
More example sentences
  • The phenyl group is a ring structure, and as such, it is an aryl group (an organic group derived from an aromatic hydrocarbon with the absence of one hydrogen).
  • Ardrox, a mixture of alkyl aryl polyglycol ethers, alkylalcohol ethoxylate propoxylate, and petroleum distillates, provides a yellow color.
  • For example, one human gene, first described in 1992, is aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator, a mouthful that is hard to remember except by its acronym, ARNT.


Early 20th century: from aromatic + -yl.

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Syllabification: ar·yl

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