enol

noun

ˈē-ˌnȯl How to pronounce enol (audio)
-ˌnōl
: 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)
enolic
ē-ˈnō-lik How to pronounce enol (audio)
-ˈnä-lik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enol was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Enol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enol. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

: 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)
enolic adjective

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