Meaning of methylmalonyl in English:

methylmalonyl

Pronunciation /ˌmiːθʌɪlˈmalənɪl/

adjective

Chemistry Biochemistry
  • The acyl group derived from methylmalonic acid; especially in "methylmalonyl coenzyme A", "methylmalonyl CoA", the coenzyme A derivative of methylmalonic acid, which is an intermediate in the metabolism of certain amino acids and fatty acids.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From methylmalon- + -yl.