Methylal Meth"yl*al, n. [Methylene + alcohol.] (Chem.) A light, volatile liquid, {H2C(OCH3)2}, regarded as a complex ether, and having a pleasant ethereal odor. It is obtained by the partial oxidation of methyl alcohol. Called also {formal}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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