diol

noun
di·​ol | \ ˈdī-ˌōl How to pronounce diol (audio) , -ˌȯl \

Definition of diol

: a compound containing two hydroxyl groups

Examples of diol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When exploring the great outdoors, the CDC suggests wearing a repellant that contains ingredients like DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol (PMD), or 2-undecanone. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 26 July 2019 Insect repellent should include either DEET, picaridin, IR3535, lemon eucalyptus oil or para-menthane-diol. Rose Minutaglio, PEOPLE.com, 3 July 2019 If parts of your skin are exposed, than opt for using repellant products that are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as safe such as DEET, IR3535, picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptis and or para-menthane-diol (PMD). Gabriela Moraru, M.d., miamiherald, 4 June 2018 Lemon eucaklyptus oil or para-menthane-diol (PMD) should also be avoided in children less than 3 years of age. Gabriela Moraru, M.d., miamiherald, 4 June 2018 Furthermore, products containing oil of eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol should be avoided in children younger than 3-years-old. Philly.com, 16 May 2018 How to prevent West Nile virus Use repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, 20 Sep. 2017 Ethoxylated acetylenic diolsOfficially called a surfactant, this modifies the surface tension of the water and dyes: Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, 26 Apr. 2011 See More

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First Known Use of diol

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Diol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diol. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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diol

noun
di·​ol | \ ˈdī-ˌȯl How to pronounce diol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce diol (audio) \

Medical Definition of diol

: a compound containing two hydroxyl groups

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