Definition of -ol

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: chemical compound (such as an alcohol or phenol) containing hydroxyl glycerol cresol

Definition of -ol (Entry 2 of 3)

— see -ole

Definition of -ol (Entry 3 of 3)

: hydrocarbon chemically related to benzene xylol

History and Etymology for -ol

Noun suffix

International Scientific Vocabulary, from alcohol

Noun combining form (2)

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oleum oil — more at oil

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“-ol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ol. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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ol

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Medical Definition of ol

 (Entry 1 of 2)

oleum

OL

abbreviation

Medical Definition of OL (Entry 2 of 2)

left eye used in writing prescriptions

History and Etymology for -ol

Abbreviation

Latin oculus laevus

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