triol

noun
tri·​ol | \ ˈtrī-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Definition of triol

: a chemical compound (such as glycerol) containing three hydroxyl groups

First Known Use of triol

1936, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about triol

Statistics for triol

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for triol

The first known use of triol was in 1936

See more words from the same year

Comments on triol

What made you want to look up triol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!