aldol

noun
al·​dol | \ˈal-ˌdȯl, -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, -​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

noun
al·​dol | \ˈal-ˌdȯl, -ˌdōl \

Medical Definition of aldol 

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

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