octyl alcohol

[ ok-tl ]
/ ˈɒk tl /

noun Chemistry.

any of a group of isomers having the formula C8H18O, especially used in making perfumes and as a solvent.

Nearby words

  1. octosyllable,
  2. octroi,
  3. octuple,
  4. octuplet,
  5. octuplicate,
  6. octyl phenol,
  7. ocul-,
  8. ocular,
  9. ocular humor,
  10. ocular hypertelorism

Origin of octyl alcohol

First recorded in 1870–75; oct(ane) + -yl

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