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Definition of ethyl adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ethyl

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈeθɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeθɪl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈiːθaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːθaɪl//
 
[only before noun] (chemistry)
 
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containing the group of atoms C2H5, formed from ethane ethyl acetate Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from Äther ‘ether’ + -yl.
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