Definition of Divinyl ether
1. Noun. A colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic.
Specialized synonyms: Enflurane, Ethrane
Generic synonyms: Inhalation Anaesthetic, Inhalation Anesthetic, Inhalation General Anaesthetic, Inhalation General Anesthetic
Derivative terms: Ethereal, Etherify, Etherize
Medical Definition of Divinyl ether
1. O(CH==CH2)2;a volatile liquid, the vapor of which produces rapid induction of general anaesthesia; prolonged administration is associated with adverse side effects on the liver and central nervous system; an obsolete agent. Synonym: vinyl ether. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Divinyl ether
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... containing not less than 3.5 percent by weight of divinylbenzene and not more than 0.6 percent by weight of diethylene glycol divinyl ether, ..."
2. Annual report of the Secretary of the Interior by United States Dept. of the Interior, Commissioner of Railroads, United States (1849)
"The inflammable limits of vapors of propylene dichloride, dioxan, and divinyl ether were determined. Studies of the causes of and remedies Nr underground ..."