from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See amyl.

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  • n. Either of several isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C5H11, formally derived from pentane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hypothetical radical, C5H11, of pentane and certain of its derivatives. Same as amyl.


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