phenetole

noun

phen·​e·​tole ˈfe-nə-ˌtōl How to pronounce phenetole (audio)
: the aromatic liquid ethyl ether C8H10O of phenol

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French phénétole, from phén- phen- + -ét- "the ethyl radical C2H5" (from éthyle ethyl) + -ole -ole

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phenetole was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Phenetole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenetole. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

phenetole

noun
phen·​e·​tole ˈfen-ə-ˌtōl How to pronounce phenetole (audio)
: the aromatic liquid ethyl ether C8H10O of phenol
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