hy·​drol | \ ˈhīˌdrȯl, -rōl \
plural -s

Definition of hydrol

1a : the simple water molecule H2O
b : a polymer (H2O)n of this molecule
2 : a secondary alcohol (as benzhydrol) especially of the aromatic series
3 or less commonly hydrol syrup [probably irregular from hydr-] : a light brown syrupy mother liquor from the manufacture of dextrose used in the fermentation industries

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hydr- + -ol

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“Hydrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrol. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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