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-ol

noun suffix

Definition of -ol

  1. :  chemical compound (as an alcohol or phenol) containing hydroxyl <glycerol> <cresol>

Origin and Etymology of -ol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from alcohol


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-ol

Definition of -ol

  1. see -ole


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-ol

noun combining form

Definition of -ol

  1. :  hydrocarbon chemically related to benzene <xylol>

Origin and Etymology of -ol

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


Medical Dictionary

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-ol

noun suffix \ˌȯl, ˌōl\

Medical Definition of -ol

  1. :  chemical compound (as an alcohol or phenol) containing hydroxyl <glycerol>


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-ol

noun combining form

Medical Definition of -ol

  1. :  hydrocarbon chemically related to benzene <xylol>—not used in systematic chemical nomenclature


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