acetol

noun
ac·​e·​tol | \ ˈa-sə-ˌtȯl, -tōl \
plural -s

Definition of acetol

: a colorless liquid hydroxy ketone CH3COCH2OH obtained indirectly from acetone

called also acetylcarbinol

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First Known Use of acetol

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetol

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + -ol

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“Acetol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetol. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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