Definition of formyl in English:

formyl

Syllabification: for·myl
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌmil
 
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noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting the acyl radical —CHO, derived from formic acid: N-formyl methionine
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    • Two spectroscopic signatures associated with formyl group CH modes suggest that P740 is a dimeric Chl d-containing species.
    • Once the formyl group is removed, it prevents higher than expected O parameters.
    • Sfgh catalyzes the second step in the detoxification reaction, in which glutathione is restored and the formyl group is released as formate.

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