methyl ether

noun

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

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“Methyl ether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methyl%20ether. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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