Adjective "allyl" definition and examples

(Allyl may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Of or denoting the unsaturated hydrocarbon radical —CH₂CH=CH₂
  1. 'The biosynthesis of many important primary metabolites (such as cholesterol) proceed through intermediates that contain the allyl alcohol functional group.'
  2. 'Garlic and onions are medicinal for their allyl sulphides antioxidant and detoxifying activity.'
  3. 'Epichlorohydrin is an important epoxide whose creation comes mainly from hydrochlorination of allyl chloride.'

More definitions

1. containing the allyl group. noun

2. the allyl group.

More examples(as adjective)

"sulphides can be allyl."


Mid 19th century: from Latin allium ‘garlic’ + -yl.