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The acyl radical —C(O)(CH₂)₅CH₃ (also called heptanoyl); (also, now rare) the heptyl radical —(CH₂)₆CH₃. Usually attributive or a formative element in chemical names.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gregory (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator. From oenanth- + -yl.
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