Definition of alphyl in English:

alphyl

noun

Chemistry
  • Any aliphatic alkyl radical or group. Now rare.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From German Alphyl, irregularly from al- (in Alkyl) + phyl, shortened from Phenyl).

Pronunciation

alphyl

/ˈalfɪl//ˈalfʌɪl/