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(am-il'-ik) [see Amyl]. Pertaining to amyl. A. Alcohol, fusel oil; potato- starch alcohol; amyl hydrate. An alcohol having the composition C b H 12 0, produced in the continued distillation of fermented grain.

It was formerly used to adulterate whisky.

It is a solvent and reagent.


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