Meaning of amyl alcohol

am'yl al'cohol

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless liquid, CHO, consisting of a mixture of two or more isomeric alcohols, derived from the pentanes, and used as a solvent and intermediate for organic synthesis: the main component of fusel oil.
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