Meaning of methylal in English:

methylal

noun

Chemistry
  • Dimethoxymethane, (CH₃ O)₂ CH₂, a colourless, volatile, pungent liquid, used as a solvent and formerly as an anaesthetic.

Pronunciation

methylal

/ˈmɛθɪlal/ /ˈmiːθɪlal/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French méthylal or German Methylal, shortened from German Formomethylal from formo- (formo-) + methyl- (in Methylen) + -al (in Acetal).