mercaptol

noun
mer·​cap·​tol | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌtȯl How to pronounce mercaptol (audio) , -ˌtōl How to pronounce mercaptol (audio) \

Medical Definition of mercaptol

: a mercaptal formed from a ketone and analogous to a ketal

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“Mercaptol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mercaptol. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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