amyl alcohol

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amyl alcohol

n.
Any of eight isomers of the alcohol composition C5H12O, one of which is the principal constituent of fusel oil.
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amyl alcohol

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable liquid existing in eight isomeric forms that is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic compounds and pharmaceuticals. Formula: C5H11OH
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am′yl al′cohol


n.
a colorless liquid, C5H12O, consisting of a mixture of two or more isomeric alcohols, derived from the pentanes, and used as a solvent and intermediate for organic synthesis: the main component of fusel oil.
[1860–65]
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am·yl alcohol

(ăm′əl, ā′məl)
Any of various alcohols having the formula C5H11OH. Amyl alcohols are used to make solvents and esters.
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Noun1.amyl alcohol - a mixture of 2 or more isomeric alcohols; used as a solvent and in organic synthesis
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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