aldol

noun

al·​dol ˈal-ˌdȯl How to pronounce aldol (audio)
-ˌdōl
: a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2 used especially in organic synthesis
broadly : any of various similar aldehydes
aldolization noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ol entry 1

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aldol was in 1872

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“Aldol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldol. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

aldol

noun

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

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