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triol

[trahy-awl, -ol]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound having three hydroxyl groups.
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Origin of triol

First recorded in 1935–40; tri- + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for triol

triol

noun
  1. any of a class of alcohols that have three hydroxyl groups per moleculeAlso called: trihydric alcohol
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Word Origin

from tri- + -ol 1
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triol in Science

triol

[trīôl′, -ōl′]
  1. An alcohol containing three hydroxyl groups (OH) per molecule.
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