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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A general name for an alkyl-group and oxygen, as ethoxyl, C2H5O.

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  • According to the new theory this ether will no longer be considered as two alkyl groups connected by an oxygen atom, but as a compound built up on the type of water by the union of an alkyl group and an alkoxyl group.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

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