Definition of pentyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpen(t)əl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C5H11. Compare with amyl.
Example sentences
  • Pear drops are a popular British sweet, coloured half-red, half-yellow, roughly pear shaped and flavoured with jargonelle pear essence, or synthetic pentyl acetate.
  • R 1 and R 2 indicate the propyl and pentyl forms of the different metabolites.


From pentane + alkyl.

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Syllabification: pen·tyl

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