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Amyl may refer to:
- Amylum or starch, a carbohydrate
- Pentyl, a five-carbon alkyl functional group, also known by the common non-systematic name amyl
- Amyl nitrite, also known as Amyl when used as a recreational drug
- Amylamine, a solvent and raw material
- Amylase, an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars
- Amyloid, fibrous protein aggregates, named based on an mistaken belief that they contained starch
- Amyloplast, non-pigmented organelles found in some plant cells
- Amyl acetate, used as a flavoring agent, solvent, and in the preparation of penicillin
- Amyl alcohol, a solvent
- Amyl nitrate, organic reagent and diesel fuel additive
- Amyl nitrite, used to treat heart diseases and cyanide poisoning
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