-olic

adjective suffix

-o·​lic
¦ōlik,
¦äl-,
-lēk
1
: containing a triple bond
in names of acids
propiolic acid
2
: containing hydroxyl and carboxyl
in names of hydroxy acids
oleanolic acid

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary -ol + -ic

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“-olic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-olic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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