from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An organic compound, especially ethane, containing two methyl groups.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (in combination) Two methyl groups in a molecule.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ethane; -- sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See ethane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ethane.
- n. A combining form used in organic chemistry to indicate the presence of two methyl-groups in the molecule of a compound.
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