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[dahy-meth-uh l]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. ethane.
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Origin of dimethyl

First recorded in 1865–70; di-1 + methyl
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  • The dimethyl arsine (or cacodyl) compounds have been most studied.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6


  • As is shown by the various syntheses of the base, it is the methyl hydroxide of dimethyl glycocoll.