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ethereal

 [e-the´re-al]
1. pertaining to, prepared with, containing, or resembling ether.
2. evanescent; delicate.

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]

ethereal

/ethe·re·al/ (ĕ-thēr´e-il)
1. pertaining to, prepared with, containing, or resembling ether.
2. evanescent; delicate.

ethereal

[ithir′ē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, aither, air
pertaining to or resembling ether.

e·the·re·al

(ĕ-thēr'ē-ăl)
Relating to or containing ether.
[G. aitherios, etherial, fr. aithēr, the upper air]

ethereal

1. pertaining to, prepared with, containing or resembling ether.
2. evanescent; delicate.

ethereal sulfates
an important detoxication process in the liver is the formation of these sulfates that are more readily excreted than the parent compounds.
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