benzhydrol

noun
benz·hy·drol | \benz-ˈhī-ˌdrȯl, -ˌdrōl\
variants: or less commonly benzohydrol \ˌben-zō-ˈhī-ˌdrȯl, -ˌdrōl \
plural -s

Definition of benzhydrol 

: a colorless crystalline secondary alcohol (C6H5)2CHOH made usually by reduction of benzophenone and used in organic synthesis

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History and Etymology for benzhydrol

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + hydrol

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