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diethyl ether

[dahy-eth-uh l] /daɪˈɛθ əl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
ether (def 1).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; di-1 + ethyl
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British Dictionary definitions for diethyl ether

diethyl ether

/daɪˈɛθɪl/
noun
1.
a formal name for ether (sense 1)
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diethyl ether in Medicine

diethyl ether di·eth·yl ether (dī-ěth'əl)
n.
A pungent, volatile, highly flammable liquid derived from the distillation of ethyl alcohol with sulfuric acid and widely used as an inhalation anesthetic. Also called ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether.

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diethyl ether in Science
diethyl ether
  (dī-ěth'əl)   
See ether.
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Encyclopedia Article for diethyl ether

well-known anesthetic, commonly called simply ether, an organic compound belonging to a large group of compounds called ethers; its molecular structure consists of two ethyl groups linked through an oxygen atom, as in C2H5OC2H5.

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