ethyl ether

ethyl ether

noun Chemistry.
ether ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1875–80

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ethyl ether
 
n
a more formal name for ether

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ethyl ether n.
See diethyl ether.

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ethyl ether  
See ether.
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ethyl ether

well-knownwell-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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