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Via French methylene from Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, material).[1]

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-yl

  1. (organic chemistry) A univalent radical or functional group formed from a given molecule. Thus propyl from propane, benzyl from benzene, and so forth.

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  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.

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-yl

  1. (organic chemistry) -yl

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