Amyl



containing an ; pentyl.
an .
variant of , especially before a vowel.
Contemporary Examples

With the president surrounded by “a fast Hollywood crowd,” someone offered him amyl nitrite, or “poppers.”
Intern’s Memoir Details Affair With President Kennedy Matthew DeLuca February 6, 2012

Historical Examples

There is a liquid called nitrite of amyl—frequently administered to patients suffering from heart disease.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 Various

Inhalations of nitrite of amyl are said to have been useful.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

Nitrate of amyl, you understand, is the drug that is given to relieve sufferers from angina pectoris.
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford

Flavoured with essence of jargonelle pear (acetate of amyl).
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

In such patients I should be disinclined to allow the use of amyl.
Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it Francis E. Anstie

The action of nitrite of amyl seems to resemble that of cold.
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879 Various

Kurz has met with no unpleasant consequences, much less serious complications, from the application of nitrite of amyl.
Scientific American Supplement No. 299 Various

Not in use clinically.Pressure Depressors Nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite, action transitory but rapid.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

It is insoluble in ether and in absolute alcohol, and not readily soluble in amyl alcohol.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

noun
(modifier, no longer in technical usage) of, consisting of, or containing any of eight isomeric forms of the monovalent group C5H11-: amyl group or radical See also pentyl
n.

hydrocarbon radical, 1850, from Latin amylum, from Greek amylon “fine meal, starch,” noun use of neuter of adjective amylos “not ground at the mill, ground by hand,” from a-, privative prefix, “not” + myle “mill” (see mill (n.1)). So called because first obtained from the distilled spirits of potato or grain starch (though it also is obtained from other sources).

amyl am·yl (ām’əl)
n.
The univalent organic radical, C5H11, occurring in many organic compounds in eight isomeric forms. Also called pentyl.
amyl
(ām’əl)
The radical C5H11, derived from pentane. Amyl occurs in eight isomeric forms. Also called pentyl.

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