methyl ether

noun

Definition of methyl ether

  1. 1 :  a flammable easily condensable gas (CH3)2O that has an agreeable odor and is usually obtained by heating methanol with sulfuric acid —called also dimethyl ether

  2. 2 :  an ether in which one of the radicals united to oxygen is methyl the methyl ether of benzyl alcohol

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