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methyl ethyl ketone

noun

Definition of methyl ethyl ketone

  1. :  a flammable liquid compound C4H8O similar to acetone and used chiefly as a solvent —abbreviation MEK



1876

First Known Use of methyl ethyl ketone

1876


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