<chemistry> A gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H6, forming a constituent of ordinary illuminating gas. It is the second member of the paraffin series, and its most important derivatives are common alcohol, aldehyde, ether, and acetic acid.

Synonyms: dimethyl.

Origin: From Ether.

(01 Mar 1998)

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