plural -s
: any of five isomeric liquid water-insoluble alcohols C9H19OH derived from normal nonane
especially : the fragrant primary or 1-isomer CH3(CH2)7CH2OH that occurs as an ester in sweet orange oil compare nonyl alcohol

Word History


nonane + -ol

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“Nonanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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