[ ee-nawl, ee-nol ]
/ ˈi nɔl, ˈi nɒl /
an organic compound containing a hydroxyl group attached to a doubly linked carbon atom, as in >C=C(OH)−.
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Origin of enol
1935–40; apparently < Greek (h)én one (neuter) + -ol1
OTHER WORDS FROM enole·nol·ic [ee-nol-ik] /iˈnɒl ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby enol
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British Dictionary definitions for enolic
/ (ˈiːnɒl) /
any organic compound containing the group -CH:CO-, often existing in chemical equilibrium with the corresponding keto formSee keto-enol tautomerism
Derived forms of enolenolic, adjective
Word Origin for enol
C19: from -ene + -ol 1
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Medical definitions for enolic
[ ē′nôl′, ē′nōl′ ]
An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom that in turn forms a double bond with another carbon atom.
Other words from enole•nol′ic (ē-nŏl′ĭk) adj.
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