Definition of Ethal

1. n. A white waxy solid, C16H33.OH; -- called also cetylic alcohol. See Cetylic alcohol, under Cetylic.



Definition of Ethal

1. Noun. (chemistry dated) cetyl alcohol ¹

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Definition of Ethal

1. cetyl alcohol [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ethal

1. A white waxy solid, C16H33.OH; called also cetylic alcohol. See Cetylic alcohol, under Cetylic. Origin: Ether + alcohol: cf. F. Ethal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethal

eternize
eternized
eternizes
eternizing
etesian
etesians
etext
etexts
eth
eth-
ethacridine
ethacridine lactate
ethacrynate sodium
ethacrynic acid
ethadione
ethal (current term)
ethals
ethambutol
ethambutol hydrochloride
ethambutols
ethamine
ethamivan
ethamoxytriphetol
ethamsylate
ethanal
ethanal trimer
ethanamide
ethane
ethanediamine
ethanedinitrile

Literary usage of Ethal

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1864)
"Those containing acetic, butyric, benzoic, and stearic acids are formed by heating these acids with ethal to 200° (Berthelot). ethal heated with succinic ..."

2. Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"ethal, AND THE CETYL SERIES OF COMPOUNDS. Spermaceti differs from the other natural fats in affording a peculiar substance, first observed by ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science in the Arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"ethal, AND THE CETYL SERIES OF COMPOUNDS. Spermaceti differs from the other natural fats in affording a peculiar substance, first observed by Chevreul, ..."

4. Chemistry of Animal Bodies by Thomas Thomson (1843)
"SECTION IL OF ethal. This oily-looking substance was discovered by Chevreul in 1818. ... The fatty matter which separates is a mixture of ethal with ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry by Victor Regnault, James Curtis Booth, William L. Faber (1865)
"... but in its place another very remarkable neutral substance,* called ethal, while the fat acid which combines with the alkali has received the name of ..."

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