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phenetole

[fen-i-tohl]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, volatile, aromatic, water-insoluble liquid, C8H10O.
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Origin of phenetole

First recorded in 1855–60; phen- + et(hyl) + -ole2
Also called phenyl ethyl ether.
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Historical Examples of phenetole

  • For diethyl ether see Ether, and for methyl phenyl ether (anisole) and ethyl phenyl ether (phenetole) see Carbolic Acid.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for phenetole

phenetole

noun
  1. a colourless oily compound; phenyl ethyl ether. Formula: C 6 H 5 OC 2 H 5
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Word Origin for phenetole

C19: from pheno- + ethyl + -ole 1
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