Definition of propargyl in English:

propargyl

noun

Chemistry
  • An unsaturated hydrocarbon radical related to propyne; 2-propynyl. Usually attributive or a formative element in chemical names.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Propargyl from prop- (in Propyl) + arg- + -yl.

Pronunciation

propargyl

/prəʊˈpɑːdʒʌɪl//prəʊˈpɑːdʒ(ɪ)l/