vinyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
an unstable liquid compound, C 2 H 4 O, found only in the form of its esters or as the polymer polyvinyl alcohol.

1870–75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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