Definition of Ethyl

1. Noun. The univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

Exact synonyms: Ethyl Group, Ethyl Radical
Generic synonyms: Alkyl, Alkyl Group, Alkyl Radical

Definition of Ethyl

1. n. A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, C2H5 of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether.

Definition of Ethyl

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) The univalent hydrocarbon radical, C2H5, formally derived from ethane by the loss of a proton ¹

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Definition of Ethyl

1. a univalent chemical radical [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ethyl

1. A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, C2H5 of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether. Ethyl aldehyde. See Aldehyde. Origin: Ether + -yl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethyl

ethyl (current term)
ethyl acetate
ethyl alcohol
ethyl aminobenzoate
ethyl biscoumacetate
ethyl bromide
ethyl carbamate
ethyl chloride
ethyl eosin
ethyl ether
ethyl green
ethyl group
ethyl iodide
ethyl loflazepate
ethyl mercaptan

Literary usage of Ethyl

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1. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"Limit Test for, 633 ethyl Acetoacetate. 550-551 Infrared Spectrum, 700 ethyl Acrylate. ... 709 ethyl Myristate, 558-559 Infrared Spectrum, 710 ethyl ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"This compound first separates from its solution in zinc-ethyl as a transparent ... Sodio-zinc ethyl decomposes water with great violence, forming hydride of ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"It has been stated above that when ethyl-iodide or similar substances are ... (2) When the distillate is treated with ethyl-oxalate, the primary amine (say ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The methyl group will exert upon the central carbon atom of this group an attractive force which will differ more from that of an ethyl group than would an ..."

5. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"The same salt is also formed when ethyl sulphonic chloride is brought in contact with zinc-dust and water.3 By decomposing with baryta-water barium ethyl ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1862)
"with oxalate of ethyl in the presence of alcohol, is converted into a compound ... This substance is the ethyl-ether of a diatomic amidic acid, ..."

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