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ethereal

 [e-the´re-al]
1. pertaining to, prepared with, containing, or resembling ether.
2. evanescent; delicate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·the·re·al

(ē-thēr'ē-ăl),
1. Relating to or containing ether.
2. Dissolved in an ether.
[G. aitherios, etherial, fr. aithēr, the upper air]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

e·the·re·al

(ĕ-thēr'ē-ăl)
Relating to or containing ether.
[G. aitherios, etherial, fr. aithēr, the upper air]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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