methylal[met̸h′ə lal′, met̸h′ə lal′]
methylal definition by Webster's New World
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a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, CHOCHOCH, that smells like chloroform: it is produced by the incomplete oxidation of methanol and is used as a solvent and in perfumes, organic synthesis, etc.
Origin: French méthylal ; from méthyle, methyl plush alcool, alcohol
methylal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A colorless flammable liquid, CH3OCH2OCH3, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes, adhesives, and protective coatings.
Origin: methyl + -al3.