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octyl alcohol

[ok-tl] /ˈɒk tl/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of a group of isomers having the formula C 8 H 1 8 O, especially used in making perfumes and as a solvent.
Origin of octyl alcohol
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; oct(ane) + -yl
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