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[as modifier] Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C10H21, derived from decane.
- ‘One mole of decyl chloride is added slowly over a period of one hour.’
- ‘First, decyl alcohol had to be separated from the ethylene glycol, and the ethylene glycol separated from the water.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek deka- ten + -yl.
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