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noun meth·a·nol \ˈmeth-ə-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of METHANOL

:  a light volatile pungent flammable poisonous liquid alcohol CH3OH formed in the destructive distillation of wood or made synthetically and used especially as a solvent, antifreeze, or denaturant for ethyl alcohol and in the synthesis of other chemicals—called also carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol


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