Definition of myristoyl in English:

myristoyl

noun

Chemistry
  • Either of the radicals C₁₃H₂₇CO— and C₁₃H₂₇COO− derived from myristic acid, CH₃(CH₂)₁₂COOH.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From myrist- + -oyl.

Pronunciation

myristoyl

/mɪˈrɪstəʊɪl//mʌɪˈrɪstəʊɪl/