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methylal

[meth-uh-lal, meth-uh-lal] /ˌmɛθ əˈlæl, ˈmɛθ əˌlæl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C 3 H 8 O 2 , having a chloroformlike odor, used chiefly as a solvent, in perfumery, and in organic synthesis.
Also called dimethoxymethane, formal.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; methyl- + -al3
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methylal

/ˈmɛθɪˌlæl/
noun
1.
a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes and adhesives. Formula: (CH3O)2CH2 Also called formal
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