ethylate [eth-uh-leyt]Chemistry Word Origin verb (used with object), eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·ing.
- to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
- to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
- another name for an ethoxide
Derived Formsethylation, noun ethylate in Medicine ethylate [ĕth′ə-lāt′] n.
- A compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol is replaced by a metallic atom, usually sodium or potassium.
- To introduce the ethyl group into a compound.
Related formseth′yl•a′tion n.