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ethyl

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noun eth·yl \ˈe-thəl\

Definition of ethyl

  1. :  an alkyl radical CH3CH2− derived from ethane

ethylic play \e-ˈthi-lik\ adjective


Origin of ethyl

German Ethyl (now Äthyl), from Äther ether + -yl


First Known Use: 1838

Rhymes with ethyl


Medical Dictionary

ethyl

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noun eth·yl \ˈeth-əl, British also ˈē-ˌthīl\

Medical Definition of ethyl

  1. :  a monovalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5

ethylic \e-ˈthil-ik\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ethyl" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ethyl"


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