Definition of carbyl in English:

carbyl

noun

Chemistry
  • Originally: †a divalent radical =CH or =C, believed to exist in carbyl sulphate and some other compounds (obsolete). In later use: any radical whose point of attachment to other atoms is a carbon atom (a less specific term than alkyl, aryl, etc.).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From carbo- + -yl, after German Carbyl and French carbyle.

Pronunciation

carbyl

/ˈkɑːbʌɪl//ˈkɑːb(ɪ)l/