amyl /ˈeɪmʌɪl, ˈamɪl/

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I. noun [as modifier]

1.
[Chemistry] of or denoting the straight-chain pentyl radical —C5H11.
2. [ mass noun]
‹informal› short for amyl nitrite.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin amylum ‘starch’ + -yl.

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