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amyl acetate

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noun Chemistry.
  1. banana oil(def 1).
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Origin of amyl acetate

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called am·yl·a·ce·tic e·ther [am-il-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, am-] /ˈæm ɪl əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˌæm-/.
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amyl acetate

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