isopropyl

play
noun, often attributive iso·pro·pyl \ˌī-sə-ˈprō-pəl\

Definition of isopropyl

  1. :  the alkyl radical isomeric with straight-chain propyl —often used in combination

Origin and Etymology of isopropyl

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1866


Medical Dictionary

isopropyl

play
noun iso·pro·pyl \ˌī-sə-ˈprō-pəl\

Medical Definition of isopropyl

  1. :  the alkyl group isomeric with normal propyl


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

skillful, artistic, or intricate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ