Definition of citronyl in English:

citronyl

noun

Chemistry
  • A synthetic compound derived from citronellal, used in insect repellents.

    Citronyl is an oxazolidine. Formula: C₁₄H₂₅NO₂.

Pronunciation

citronyl

/ˈsɪtrənɪl/ /ˈsɪtrənʌɪl/

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in U.S. Patents. From citron- + -yl.