noun ether·in \ˈēthərə̇n\
variants: less commonly



Definition of etherin



  1. 1 archaic :  ethylene believed to be a basic radical and a constituent of alcohol, ether, and various other compounds

  2. 2 archaic :  a white crystalline hydrocarbon found in heavy oil of wine

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Origin and Etymology of etherin

International Scientific Vocabulary ether, aether + -in

First Known Use: 1833

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to cast off or become cast off

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