<chemistry> A volatile liquid hydrocarbon, C5H6, related to ethylene and acetylene, but possessing the property of unsaturation in the third degree. It is the only known member of a distinct series of compounds. It has a garlic odour.

Origin: Valerian + -yl.

(01 Mar 1998)

valvuloplasty, valvulotome, valvulotomy, valyl < Prev | Next > valyl proteinase, vamp, vamper, vampire

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums