hexamethyl etymology

English word hexamethyl comes from English hexa- (Forming compound words with the sense of "six".), English methyl

Detailed word origin of hexamethyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hexa- English (eng) Forming compound words with the sense of "six".
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.
hexamethyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) (in combination) six methyl groups in a molecule.

Words with the same origin as hexamethyl

Descendants of hexa-
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Descendants of methyl
DMH biomethane dichlorofluoromethane difluoromethane iodomethane meclonazepam mefenamic meth- methacrylate methacrylic methacryloyl methalox methamine methane methanesulfonamide methanol methene methionic acid methoxyl