aldol

noun
al·​dol | \ ˈal-ˌdȯl How to pronounce aldol (audio) , -ˌdōl \

Definition of aldol

: a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2 used especially in organic synthesis broadly : any of various similar aldehydes

Other Words from aldol

aldolization \ ˌal-​ˌdȯ-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce aldolization (audio) , -​ˌdō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of aldol

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldol

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ol entry 1

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“Aldol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldol. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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aldol

noun
al·​dol | \ ˈal-ˌdȯl How to pronounce aldol (audio) , -ˌdōl How to pronounce aldol (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldol

: a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2 broadly : any of various similar aldehydes

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