noun Etymology: German Ethyl (now Äthyl), from Äther ether + -yl Date: 1838 an alkyl radical CH3CH2– derived from ethane • ethylic adjective

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  • Ethyl — may refer to:* Ethyl group, a functional group in organic chemistry * Ethyl Corporation, a fuel additive company * Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol * Gasoline treated with the antiknocking agent tetra ethyl lead… …   Wikipedia

  • Ethyl — Eth yl, n. [Ether + yl.] (Chem.) A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, {C2H5} of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether. [1913 Webster] {Ethyl aldehyde}. (Chem.) See {Aldehyde}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethyl — 〈n. 11; unz.; Chem.; fachsprachl.〉 = Äthyl * * * Ethyl, das; s [zu ↑Äther] (Chemie): in vielen organischen Verbindungen enthaltenes, sehr reaktionsfähiges Kohlenwasserstoffradikal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ethyl — UK US /ˈeθɪl/ noun [U] ► NATURAL RESOURCES a chemical compound often used in producing biofuels (= fuels that are produced from plants, crops, waste, etc.): »ethyl alcohol …   Financial and business terms

  • Ethyl — das; s, e <aus engl. ethyl, vgl. ↑Äthyl> usw.: fachspr. für ↑Äthyl usw …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ethyl — 1838, modeled on Ger. äthyl (Liebig), from Gk. aither (see ETHER (Cf. ether)) + hyle stuff. Ethyl alcohol, under other names, was widely used in medicine by 13c …   Etymology dictionary

  • ethyl — [eth′əl] n. [ ETH(ER) + YL] the monovalent radical, C2H5, which forms the base of many compounds, as ethyl alcohol and ether ethylic [i thil′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ethyl... — Ethyl...,   Äthyl …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ethyl — usw. vgl. Äthyl usw …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • ethyl — ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ the alkyl radical C2H5, derived from ethane. ORIGIN German, from Äther ether …   English terms dictionary

  • ethyl — /eth euhl/, adj. 1. Chem. containing the ethyl group, as ethyl ether, C4H10O. n. 2. a type of antiknock fluid, containing tetraethyl lead and other ingredients for a more even combustion. [ < G Ethyl, coined by J. von Liebig in 1834; see ETHER,… …   Universalium

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