|1.||Systematic name: 3-hydroxybutanal a colourless or yellowish oily liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of rubber accelerators, as an organic solvent, in perfume, and as a hypnotic and sedative. Formula: CH3CHOHCH2CHO|
|2.||any organic compound containing the functional group -CHOHCH2CHO|
|3.||(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CHOHCH2CHO: aldol group or radical; aldol reaction|
|[C19: from |
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
aldol al·dol (āl'dôl, -dōl)
A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid obtained from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery and as a solvent.
A similar aldehyde containing the group CH3OH-CO-CHOH.