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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amyl \Am"yl\, n. [L. amylum starch + -yl. Cf. Amidin.] (Chem.) A univalent hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

amyl n 1: a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds