enol

noun
\ ˈē-ˌnȯl , -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, -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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The first known use of enol was in 1904

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enol

noun
\ ˈē-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl \

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, -ˈnäl-ik \ adjective

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