Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organic compound, especially ethane, containing two methyl groups.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ethane.
  • noun A combining form used in organic chemistry to indicate the presence of two methyl-groups in the molecule of a compound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Ethane; -- sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See ethane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry (in combination) Two methyl groups in a molecule.

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Examples

  • "We were looking to make a commercially viable 'cool-off' product, and came across a cooling substance called dimethyl ether," says Hiroya Iida , an operations representative at Iida.

    Dog Days of Summer in Japan Call for Quirky Ways to Stay Cool

  • Blue Fuel, a chemical compound called dimethyl ether, takes excess carbon dioxide from natural gas plants, combines it with water, energy, and the appropriate conductive material and produces a clean-burning fuel that has a wide range of industrial and commercial applications.

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  • Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Plankton release a chemical called dimethyl sulphide into the atmosphere which helps cloud droplets form.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Five years ago, Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide (DMS).

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  • Five years ago, Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide (DMS).

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  • Five years ago, Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, demonstrated that algae living in coral tissue produce a gas called dimethyl sulphide (DMS).

    Zee News : India National

  • The sofas, which were manufactured in China, were packed with sachets of an anti-mould chemical called dimethyl-fumarate to stop them from going mouldy during storage in humid conditions.

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