Meaning of carbonyl

car•bon•yl

Pronunciation: (kär'bu-nil), [key]
— adj.
  1. containing the carbonyl group.
—n.
  1. a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide, as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO).
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