Definition of pentyl in English:

pentyl

noun

Chemistry
  • as modifier Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C₅H₁₁, derived from pentane.

    Compare with amyl
    • ‘Pear drops are a popular British sweet, coloured half-red, half-yellow, roughly pear shaped and flavoured with jargonelle pear essence, or synthetic pentyl acetate.’
    • ‘R 1 and R 2 indicate the propyl and pentyl forms of the different metabolites.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: blend of pentane and alkyl.

Pronunciation

pentyl

/ˈpɛntʌɪl//ˈpɛntɪl/