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[eth-uh l] /ˈɛθ əl/

Chemistry. containing the , as , C 4 H 10 O.
a type of antiknock fluid, containing lead and other ingredients for a more even combustion.
/ˈiːθaɪl; ˈɛθɪl/
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C2H5-: ethyl group or radical

1838, modeled on German äthyl (Liebig), from Greek aither (see ether) + -yl. Ethyl alcohol, under other names, was widely used in medicine by 13c.

ethyl eth·yl (ěth’əl)
The univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5.
The radical C2H5, derived from ethane.


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