enol

noun
\ ˈē-ˌnȯl How to pronounce enol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of enol

: an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom having a double bond and that is usually characterized by the grouping C=C(OH)

Other Words from enol

enolic \ ē-​ˈnō-​lik How to pronounce enolic (audio) , -​ˈnä-​lik \ adjective

First Known Use of enol

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enol

International Scientific Vocabulary en- (from -ene) + -ol

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“Enol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enol. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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enol

noun
\ ˈē-ˌnȯl How to pronounce enol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce enol (audio) \

Medical Definition of enol

: an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom having a double bond and that is usually characterized by the group C=C(OH)

Other Words from enol

enolic \ ē-​ˈnō-​lik How to pronounce enolic (audio) , -​ˈnäl-​ik How to pronounce enolic (audio) \ adjective

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