Definition of phytyl in English:

phytyl

noun

Chemistry
  • The monovalent radical —OC₂₀H₃₉, derived from phytol by the loss of a hydrogen atom, and present as a constituent in various biologically important molecules including chlorophyll and vitamins E and K.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From phyt- + -yl.

Pronunciation

phytyl

/ˈfʌɪtɪl//ˈfʌɪtʌɪl/