lauryl alcohol


lau·​ryl alcohol ˈlȯr-əl- How to pronounce lauryl alcohol (audio)
: a solid alcohol C12H26O

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lauryl alcohol was in 1922

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“Lauryl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

lauryl alcohol

lau·​ryl alcohol ˌlȯr-əl-, ˌlär- How to pronounce lauryl alcohol (audio)
: a compound C12H26O
also : a liquid mixture of this and other alcohols used especially in making detergents (as sodium lauryl sulfate)
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