noun hy·drol \ˈhīˌdrȯl, -rōl\

Definition of hydrol



  1. 1a :  the simple water molecule H2O b :  a polymer (H2O)n of this molecule

  2. 2 :  a secondary alcohol (as benzhydrol) especially of the aromatic series

  3. 3 [probably irregular from hydr-] less commonly hydrol syrup :  a light brown syrupy mother liquor from the manufacture of dextrose used in the fermentation industries

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Origin and Etymology of hydrol

hydr- + -ol

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