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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix A usually heterocyclic chemical compound containing a five-membered ring: pyrrole.
  • suffix A chemical compound, especially an ether, that does not contain hydroxyl: eucalyptol.

Etymologies

Partly from French (from Latin oleum, oil; see oil) and partly variant of -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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