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[meth-uh-lal, meth-uh-lal] /ˌmɛθ əˈlæl, ˈmɛθ əˌlæl/

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C 3 H 8 O 2 , having a chloroformlike odor, used chiefly as a solvent, in perfumery, and in organic synthesis.
a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes and adhesives. Formula: (CH3O)2CH2 Also called formal


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