triol

[trahy-awl, -ol]
noun Chemistry.
a compound having three hydroxyl groups.

Origin:
1935–40; tri- + -ol1

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triol (ˈtraɪɒl)
 
n
Also called: trihydric alcohol any of a class of alcohols that have three hydroxyl groups per molecule
 
[from tri- + -ol1]

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triol   (trī'ôl', -ōl')  Pronunciation Key 
An alcohol containing three hydroxyl groups (OH) per molecule.
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Esters include the edible fats and oils, which are mixed esters between the triol glycerol and fatty acids.
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