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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing the isopropyl group.
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Origin of isopropyl

First recorded in 1865–70; iso- + propyl
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Examples from the Web for isopropyl

Historical Examples

  • The cloud of iodide of isopropyl had a character Of its own, and differed materially from all others that I had seen.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

British Dictionary definitions for isopropyl


  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms (CH 3) 2 CH-, derived from propanean isopropyl group or radical
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