noun \ˈē-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of ENOL

:  an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom having a double bond and that is usually characterized by the grouping C=C(OH)
eno·lic \ē-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä-lik\ adjective

Origin of ENOL

International Scientific Vocabulary en- (from -ene) + -ol
First Known Use: 1904


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