propyl alcohol

noun

Medical Definition of propyl alcohol

: either of two isomeric liquid alcohols C3H7OH:
a : the normal alcohol CH3CH2CH2OH that is used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis

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“Propyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/propyl%20alcohol. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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