-ol

-ol

1
a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol ), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol ).

Origin:
short for alcohol or phenol

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-ol

2
variant of -ole2.
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-ol1
 
suffix forming nouns
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenols: ethanol; quinol
 
[from alcohol]

-ol2
 
n combining form
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole

-ole or -ol1
 
n combining form
1.  denoting an organic unsaturated compound containing a 5-membered ring: thiazole
2.  denoting an aromatic organic ether: anisole
 
[from Latin oleum oil, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive]
 
-ol or -ol1
 
n combining form
 
[from Latin oleum oil, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive]

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-ol
chemical suffix, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases L. oleum oil.
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-ol 1
suff.
An alcohol or a phenol: glycerol.

-ol 2
suff.
Variant of -ole.

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-ol  
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
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