[ meth-uh l-sahy-kluh-hek-suh-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˌmɛθ əlˌsaɪ kləˈhɛk səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, aromatic, viscous liquid mixture, chiefly of the ortho and para forms of CH3C6H10OH, derived from cresol by hydrogenation: used chiefly as a solvent for rubber, cellulose, esters, and phenols.

Nearby words

  1. methylation,
  2. methylbenzene,
  3. methylbenzyl acetate,
  4. methylcatechol,
  5. methylcellulose,
  6. methyldopa,
  7. methylene,
  8. methylene azure,
  9. methylene blue,
  10. methylene chloride

Origin of methylcyclohexanol

First recorded in 1825–35; methyl- + cyclohexane + -ol1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019