benzol

[ben-zawl, -zol]
noun Chemistry.
(no longer in technical use) benzene.

Origin:
benz- + -ol1

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benzol or benzole (ˈbɛnzɒl)
 
n
1.  a crude form of benzene, containing toluene, xylene, and other hydrocarbons, obtained from coal tar or coal gas and used as a fuel
2.  an obsolete name for benzene
 
benzole or benzole
 
n

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Benzene, also known as benzol, is a colorless liquid with a sweet odor.
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