-o·​lic | \ ¦ōlik, ¦äl-, -lēk\

Definition of -olic

1 : containing a triple bond in names of acids propiolic acid
2 : containing hydroxyl and carboxyl in names of hydroxy acids oleanolic acid

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International Scientific Vocabulary -ol + -ic

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