Leth"al (?), n. [Lauric + ether + alcohol.] Chem.

One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid. It is so called because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid.

 

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Le"thal (?), a. [L. lethalis, letalis, fr. lethum, letum, death: cf. F. l'ethal.]

Deadly; mortal; fatal.

"The lethal blow." W. Richardson. -- Le"thal*ly, adv.

 

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