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<chemistry> A suffix denoting that the substance in the name of which it appears belongs to the series of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, as ethanol, carbinol, phenol, glycerol, etc. Such compounds contain the hydroxy radical (-OH).

Examples include: alcohols, phenols, and their derivatives glycerol, methanol, retinol.

Origin: Latin oleum 'oil'.

(06 Feb 2009)

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<suffix>

<chemistry> A combining form or suffix that means belonging to the series of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, as carbinol, glycerol, etc.

Origin: From alcohol.

(29 Oct 1998)

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