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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