di·​meth·​yl | \ ˌdī-ˈme-thəl How to pronounce dimethyl (audio) \

Definition of dimethyl

: containing two methyl groups in the molecule often used in combination

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The dimethyl mercury was able to seep through the glove and absorb into her skin. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "How Just Two Drops of Organic Mercury Can Destroy Your Brain," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dimethyl

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dimethyl was in 1852

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di·​meth·​yl | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈmeth-əl How to pronounce dimethyl (audio) \

Medical Definition of dimethyl

: containing two methyl groups in a molecule often used in combination

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to corrupt or become corrupted

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