Definition of formyl in English:

formyl

Syllabification: for·myl
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrmil
 
/

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting the acyl radical —CHO, derived from formic acid: N-formyl methionine
More example sentences
  • 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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