dimethyl

adjective di·meth·yl \ ˌdī-ˈme-thəl \

Definition of dimethyl

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

First Known Use of dimethyl

1852


Medical Dictionary

dimethyl

adjective di·meth·yl \ (ˈ)dī-ˈmeth-əl \

medical Definition of dimethyl

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

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