Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of Olympiad.
  • noun In chem., a termination somewhat loosely used for various compounds, denoting ‘oil’ or ‘alcohol.’
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin oleum, oil;
  • noun of overlimen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • suffix (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).

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  • suffix chemistry An alcohol or phenol.
  • suffix Indicating an oily substance

Etymologies

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Shortened from alcohol.

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From Latin oleum ("oil, olive oil"), from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, "olive oil")

Examples

  • Simple sugars those ending in -ose, like sucrose, glucose, maltose, and fructose or sugar alcohols that end in -ol

    You Staying Young

  • Simple sugars those ending in -ose, like sucrose, glucose, maltose, and fructose or sugar alcohols that end in -ol

    You Staying Young

  • Simple sugars those ending in -ose, like sucrose, glucose, maltose, and fructose or sugar alcohols that end in -ol

    You Staying Young

  • Lemon Balm Lemon or bee balm is an Old World species, Melissa officinalis, distinguished by its mixture of citrusy and floral terpenes citronellal and -ol, citral, geraniol.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Lemon Balm Lemon or bee balm is an Old World species, Melissa officinalis, distinguished by its mixture of citrusy and floral terpenes citronellal and -ol, citral, geraniol.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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