diol

[ dahy-awl, -ol ]
/ ˈdaɪ ɔl, -ɒl /

noun Chemistry.

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Origin of diol

First recorded in 1920–25; di-1 + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for diol

diol
/ (ˈdaɪɒl) /

noun

chem any of a class of alcohols that have two hydroxyl groups in each moleculeAlso called: glycol, dihydric alcohol

Word Origin for diol

from di- 1 + (alcoh) ol
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Medical definitions for diol

-diol

suff.

Relating to a compound having two hydroxyl groups added, especially a glycol:ethandiol.
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Scientific definitions for diol

diol
[ dīôl, -ŏl ]

An alcohol containing two hydroxyl groups per molecule.
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