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lauryl alcohol

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noun lau·ryl alcohol \ˈlȯr-əl-, ˈlär-\

Definition of lauryl alcohol

  1. :  a solid alcohol C12H26O



1922

First Known Use of lauryl alcohol

1922


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lauryl alcohol

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noun lau·ryl alcohol \ˌlȯr-əl-, ˌlär-\

Medical Definition of lauryl alcohol

  1. :  a compound C12H26O; also :  a liquid mixture of this and other alcohols used especially in making detergents (as sodium lauryl sulfate)




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