Definition of adenyl in English:

adenyl

noun

Biochemistry
  • A group or radical derived from adenine by the loss of one hydrogen atom.

    Formula: —C₅H₄N₅.

Pronunciation

adenyl

/ˈadɪnʌɪl/ /ˈad(ə)n(ɪ)l/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From aden- + -yl, after German Adenyl.