amyl alcohol

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amyl alcohol was in 1849

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“Amyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amyl%20alcohol. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

amyl alcohol

noun
: 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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