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ethyl

[ eth-uhl ]

adjective

  1. Chemistry. containing the ethyl group, as ethyl ether, C 4 H 10 O.


noun

  1. a type of antiknock fluid, containing tetraethyl lead and other ingredients for a more even combustion.

ethyl

/ ˈiːθaɪl; ɪˈθɪlɪk; ˈɛθɪl /

noun

  1. modifier of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C 2 H 5-

    ethyl group or radical



ethyl

/ ĕthəl /

  1. The radical C 2 H 5 , derived from ethane.


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Derived Forms

  • ethylic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • non·ethyl noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ethyl1

From German Ethyl, coined by J. von Liebig in 1834; ether, -yl

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ethyl1

C19: from eth ( er ) + -yl

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Example Sentences

A portion of the ethyl acetate solution gave an orange red precipitate with lead acetate showing the presence of fisetin.

It was shaken out with ethyl acetate which became colored yellow.

The ethyl acetate was removed from the remainder of the solution by evaporation and the yellow residue was taken up in alcohol.

An action suitable for the purpose is the saponification of an ester, such as ethyl acetate.

Hitherto no compound ether has been produced from the ethyl thus prepared.

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ethrogethyl acetate