elayl

Elayl

E*la"yl\, n. [Gr. ? olive oil, oil + yl.] (Chem.) Olefiant gas or ethylene; -- so called by Berzelius from its forming an oil combining with chlorine. [Written also elayle.] See Ethylene.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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