isooctyl alcohol

noun
iso·​oc·​tyl alcohol

Definition of isooctyl alcohol

: an octyl alcohol of branched-chain structure or a mixture of such alcohols especially : a mixture of isomeric primary alcohols C7H15CH2OH obtained by reaction of heptylenes with carbon monoxide and hydrogen and used especially in synthesis (as of plasticizers) not used scientifically

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for isooctyl alcohol

isooctyl from is- + octyl

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About isooctyl alcohol

Dictionary Entries Near isooctyl alcohol

isooctane

isooctyl alcohol

isopach

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for isooctyl alcohol

Cite this Entry

“Isooctyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isooctyl%20alcohol. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

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!