Definition of heptyl in US English:

heptyl

noun

Chemistry
  • as modifier Of or denoting an alkyl radical —Co₇H₁₅, derived from heptane.

    • ‘He knows the optimal amount of trans-2-hexenal that will enhance a sweet's apple flavouring - and that, by reformulating the recipe with added heptyl acetate, he can turn apple into pear.’

Pronunciation

heptyl

/ˈheptəl/