aldol

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aldol al·dol (āl'dôl, -dōl)
n.

  1. A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid obtained from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery and as a solvent.

  2. A similar aldehyde containing the group CH3OH-CO-CHOH.

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