aldol

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noun al·dol \ˈal-ˌdȯl, -ˌdōl\

Definition of aldol

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

aldolization

play \ˌal-ˌdȯ-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌdō-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of aldol

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1874


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aldol

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noun al·dol \ˈal-ˌdȯl, -ˌdōl\

Medical Definition of aldol

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


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