noun[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C5H11, derived from pentane. Compare with amyl.
More 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.
Definition of pentyl in:
- The US English dictionary