amyl alcohol

noun

Definition of amyl alcohol

: any of eight isomeric alcohols C5H12O used especially as solvents and in making esters also : a commercially produced mixture of amyl alcohols used especially as a solvent

First Known Use of amyl alcohol

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Amyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amyl%20alcohol. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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amyl alcohol

noun

Medical Definition of amyl alcohol

: any of eight isomeric alcohols C5H12O used especially as solvents and in making esters also : either of two commercially produced mixtures of amyl alcohols used especially as solvents

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