Lithal vs Lethal - What's the difference?

lithal | lethal |


As nouns the difference between lithal and lethal

is that lithal is (informal|inorganic compound) lithium aluminium hydride; while lethal is (chemistry) one of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid.

As an adjective lethal is

deadly; mortal; fatal.

lithal

English

Noun

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  • (informal, inorganic compound) lithium aluminium hydride;
  • (informal, geomorphology) A pingo or hydrolaccolith; a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic environments that can reach up to 70 m in height and up to 600 m in diameter.
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    lethal

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Deadly; mortal; fatal.
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    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of “lauric acid ethereal salt”, so called because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chemistry) One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid.