tertiary amyl alcohol

noun

Definition of tertiary amyl alcohol

  1. :  a secondary pentyl alcohol CH3CH2C(OH)(CH3)2 having a camphoraceous odor, a burning taste, and hypnotic properties that can be made by hydrating amylene (see amylene ) and that is used chiefly as a solvent; 2-methyl-2-butanol —called also amylene hydrate

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