American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An alcohol or a phenol: glycerol.
- n. Variant of -ole.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of Olympiad.
- n. In chem., a termination somewhat loosely used for various compounds, denoting ‘oil’ or ‘alcohol.’ It should be applied strictly only to alcohols, hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons, as glycerol, mannitol, quinol, etc.
- n. An abbreviation of the Latin oleum, oil;
- n. of overlimen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A suffix denoting that the substance in the name of which it appears belongs to the series of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, Such compounds contain the hydroxy radical (-OH).
- From Latin oleum ("oil, olive oil"), from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, "olive oil") (Wiktionary)
- From (alcoh)ol. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Simple sugars those ending in -ose, like sucrose, glucose, maltose, and fructose or sugar alcohols that end in -ol”
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