dimethyl etymology

English word dimethyl comes from English methyl, English di-

Detailed word origin of dimethyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
methyl English (eng) (organic compound) The univalent hydrocarbon radical, CH3, formally derived from methane by the loss of a hydrogen atom; a compound or part of a compound formed by the attachment of such a radical.
di- English (eng) (uncommon) Alternative form of dis-. Two, twice, or double A form of dia- before a vowel.
dimethyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) (in combination) Two methyl groups in a molecule.

Words with the same origin as dimethyl

Descendants of methyl
DMH biomethane dichlorofluoromethane difluoromethane iodomethane meclonazepam mefenamic meth- methacrylate methacrylic methacryloyl methalox methamine methane methanesulfonamide methanol methene methionic acid methoxyl
Descendants of di-
benzodiazepine diallylic diaryl diasterane diazepam dicadmium dichromic acid didendron diepoxy diester diethyl difunctional digirth dilithium dimorph diniobium diode dioxide dipetalous dipyridine discandium dizygous morphine diglucuronide radon difluoride