eth·​yl | \ ˈe-thəl How to pronounce ethyl (audio) \

Definition of ethyl

: an alkyl radical CH3CH2− derived from ethane

Other Words from ethyl

ethylic \ e-​ˈthi-​lik How to pronounce ethyl (audio) \ adjective

Examples of ethyl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To his point: In 2019, the American Diabetes Association recommended icosapent ethyl for certain patients as part of its official standards of care, based explicitly on the REDUCE-IT results. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2022 This ensures superior absorption to fish, or algae oils in their triglyceride or ethyl ester forms, and given the presence of polar lipids, including phospholipids and glycolipids, even higher absorption than krill oil. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 15 July 2022 It's made with ethyl ascorbic acid, the most potent form of vitamin C capable of boosting collagen synthesis and brightening the skin. Lindsey Metrus,, 14 July 2022 The decadent formula melds coconut cream with fresh okra and macadamia ethyl to protect hair from environmental factors. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 The following preferred scent was ethyl butyrate, a fruity, pineapple-like odor. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2022 There was Tetra ethyl led used in making gasoline slugs. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 5 Apr. 2022 The shoes come with attractive finishes and an ethyl vinyl acetate cushioning designed to protect your feet while still feeling lightweight and not bogging you down. Don Reisinger, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Those mouthwashes are ones that contain either 0.05%-0.1% cetylpyridinium chloride, 0.147% ethyl lauroyl arginate, or 0.2%-0.5% povidone-iodine. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 20 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ethyl

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethyl

German Ethyl (now Äthyl), from Äther ether + -yl

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“Ethyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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eth·​yl | \ ˈeth-əl, British also ˈē-ˌthīl \

Medical Definition of ethyl

: a monovalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5

Other Words from ethyl

ethylic \ e-​ˈthil-​ik How to pronounce ethyl (audio) \ adjective

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