ethyl

play
noun eth·yl \ˈe-thəl\

Definition of ethyl

  1. :  an alkyl radical CH3CH2− derived from ethane

ethylic

play \e-ˈthi-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ethyl

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


First Known Use: 1834


Medical Dictionary

ethyl

play play
noun eth·yl \ˈeth-əl, British also ˈē-ˌthīl\

Medical Definition of ethyl

  1. :  a monovalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5

ethylic

\e-ˈthil-ik\play adjective

Learn More about ethyl


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ethyl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!