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triol

[trahy-awl, -ol] /ˈtraɪ ɔl, -ɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound having three hydroxyl groups.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; tri- + -ol1
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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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triol

/ˈtraɪɒl/
noun
1.
any of a class of alcohols that have three hydroxyl groups per molecule Also called trihydric alcohol
Word Origin
from tri- + -ol1
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triol
  (trī'ôl', -ōl')   
An alcohol containing three hydroxyl groups (OH) per molecule.
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