aldol


al·dol

noun \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

al·dol

noun \ˈal-ˌdl, -ˌdōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALDOL

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

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