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Also called am路yl路a路ce路tic e路ther [am-il-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, am-]. /藞忙m 瑟l 蓹藞si t瑟k, -藞s蓻t 瑟k, 藢忙m-/.

Origin of amyl acetate

First recorded in 1865鈥70
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How to use amyl acetate in a sentence

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

    Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson

British Dictionary definitions for amyl acetate

amyl acetate

noun
another name (no longer in technical usage) for pentyl acetate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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