from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Two ethyl groups attached to the same molecule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as butane.
  • n. A combining form used to indicate the presence of two ethyl radicals in the molecule of an organic compound.


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  • If you are exposed to a hazardous chemical such as diethyl phthalate, several factors will determine whether harmful health effects will occur and what the type and severity of those health effects will be.

    Public Health Statement for Diethyl Phthalate

  • Many fragrances contain diethyl phthalate, a chemical linked to sperm damage in adult men and abnormal reproductive development in baby boys.

    Marcia G. Yerman: What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

  • Several agricultural innovations like 2,4-D weed spray and diethyl stilbestrol for cattle feeding were banned by federal agencies because of their carcinogenic consequences.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Then DES diethyl stilbestrol was banned for cattle feeding, as were antibiotic swine-feeding supplements and 2, 4, 5-D weed spray.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • But, his head in a cloud of diethyl-this and hexapenta-that, he doesn't know what it costs the university to supply him with a library, janitors, electricity, mowed grass and all the other extras that make a university -- and his lab-run.

    Milking The Laboratories For Dollars

  • In lab experiments, SPAMS was tested against four types of materials terrorists might use - spores of a non-pathogenic strain of Bacillus anthracis (anthrax); diethyl phthalate (a nerve agent surrogate), natural cobalt powder (a surrogate for Cobalt 60 and other radioactive metals) and RDX (a high explosive).

    SPAMS - a Universal Detection System for Threats

  • Unlike other phthalates such as di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, diethyl phthalate does not appear to affect the ability of male animals to father babies (see ATSDR toxicological profile for di [2-ethylhexyl phthalate] for more information on this chemical).

    Public Health Statement for Diethyl Phthalate

  • In air, diethyl phthalate may break down into other products.

    Public Health Statement for Diethyl Phthalate

  • However, diethyl phthalate will probably be rapidly decomposed by soil bacteria, so that little will be taken up into plants.

    Public Health Statement for Diethyl Phthalate

  • Other studies noted the presence of an extra rib in rat fetuses whose mothers were given very high dietary levels of diethyl phthalate, but this effect is not considered harmful by all scientists.

    Public Health Statement for Diethyl Phthalate


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