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lauryl alcohol

[lawr-il, lor-] /ˈlɔr ɪl, ˈlɒr-/
noun, Chemistry
a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C 12 H 26 O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents.
Origin of lauryl alcohol
1920-25; laur(ic) + -yl Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lauryl-alcohol

lauryl alcohol

/ˈlɔːrɪl; ˈlɒ-/
a water-insoluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of detergents; 1-dodecanol. Formula: CH3(CH2)10CH2OH
Word Origin
C20: from laur(ic acid) + -yl
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lauryl-alcohol in Medicine

lauryl alcohol lau·ryl alcohol (lôr'əl)
A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.

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lauryl-alcohol in Science
lauryl alcohol
A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C12H26O.
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