[mee-tawl, -tol]

Chemistry, Trademark.

a brand name for a colorless, water-soluble salt, C14H20N2O6S, used chiefly as a photographic developer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for metol

Historical Examples of metol

British Dictionary definitions for metol



a colourless soluble organic substance used, in the form of its sulphate, as a photographic developer; p- methylaminophenolSee also aminophenol

Word Origin for metol

C20: from German, an arbitrary coinage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012