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1. Etymologically, a root word derived from the Latin amylum, from Greek αμυλον, meaning "starch". It has two distinct but related meanings, in organic chemistry (radical called pentyl, a five-carbon alkyl substituent) and biochemistry (pertaining to starch).
2. The univalent radical, C5H11, occurring in many organic compounds in eight isomeric forms.
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(Greek: starch)