Definition of propionyl in English:

propionyl

noun

Chemistry
  • An acyl radical derived from propionic acid (usually attributive); formerly also called metacetyl.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

Pronunciation

propionyl

/ˈprəʊpɪənɪl/ /ˈprəʊpɪənʌɪl/