cyclohexanol

noun

cy·​clo·​hex·​a·​nol
-ōl
plural -s
: a colorless oily alcohol C6H11OH that has an odor like camphor, is made by the catalytic hydrogenation of phenol or oxidation of cyclohexane, and is used chiefly as a solvent, as a stabilizer for emulsions, and in the manufacture of adipic acid; hexahydro-phenol

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cyclohexane + -ol

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near cyclohexanol

Cite this Entry

“Cyclohexanol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclohexanol. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY