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aldol

noun al·dol \ˈal-ˌdl, -ˌdōl\

Definition of ALDOL

:  a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2 used especially in organic synthesis; broadly :  any of various similar aldehydes
al·dol·i·za·tion \ˌal-ˌd-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌdō-\ noun

Origin of ALDOL

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1874
Medical Dictionary

aldol

noun al·dol \ˈal-ˌdl, -ˌdōl\

Medical Definition of ALDOL

:  a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2; broadly :  any of various similar aldehydes

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