banana oil


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banana oil

[bə′nan·ə ‚ȯil]
(organic chemistry)
A solution of nitrocellulose in amyl acetate having a bananalike odor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

amyl acetate, banana oil

A solvent for lacquers and paints; has a strong banana-like odor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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