- a type of antiknock fluid, containing tetraethyl lead and other ingredients for a more even combustion.
Origin of ethyl
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Water resolves it into hydride of ethyl, and other products.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The caprylate of ethyl, erroneously termed caprylic ether, is a colourless liquid, with an agreeable odour of pine-apples.
In this reaction the iodine of the iodide of ethyl combines with the zinc, and the hydrocarbon supposed to be ethyl is set free.
Several substances are known under the name of ethers besides the true ethers or salts of ethyl, and are given below.
Now ethyl alcohol is the spirit which is contained in all strong drink.The Romance of War Inventions
Thomas W. Corbin
- (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C 2 H 5-ethyl group or radical
Word Origin for ethyl
- The univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5.
- The radical C2H5, derived from ethane.