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[ahy-suh-proh-pil] /ˌaɪ səˈproʊ pɪl/

adjective, Chemistry.
containing the .
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms (CH3)2CH-, derived from propane: an isopropyl group or radical

the univalent radical (CH3)2CH–, used in combination esp. isopropyl alcohol
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used in combination with other terms


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