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[as modifier] Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C₅H₁₁Compare 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.’
From pentane + alkyl.
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