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amyl acetate

noun

, Chemistry.


amyl acetate

noun

  1. another name (no longer in technical usage) for pentyl acetate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amyl acetate1

First recorded in 1865–70
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Example Sentences

The pear flavor, amyl acetate, is made from acetic acid and amyl alcohol—though amyl alcohol (fusel oil) has a detestable smell.

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