[dahy-ok-see-am-fet-uh-meen, -min, -ok-see-] /daɪˈɒk si æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn, -ˌɒk si-/
noun, Chemistry. 1. the bivalent organic group >CH 2 , derived from methane.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow liquid, CH 2 I 2 , soluble in alcohol and ether: used for the separation of mixtures of minerals and in organic synthesis.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, produced by synthesis or fermentation: used chiefly as a solvent, as a paint remover, and in the manufacture of plastics. Abbreviation: MEK. noun 1. another name for butanone methyl ethyl ketone See butanone.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 2 H 4 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.