or OL., O.L.


Other definitions for -ol (2 of 5)


  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).

Origin of -ol

Short for alcohol or phenol

Other definitions for -ol (3 of 5)


  1. variant of -ole2.

Other definitions for Ol. (4 of 5)


  1. (in prescriptions) oil.

Origin of Ol.

From the Latin word oleum

Other definitions for O.L. (5 of 5)


  1. (in prescriptions) the left eye.

Origin of O.L.

From Latin oculus laevus

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British Dictionary definitions for -ol (1 of 2)


suffix forming nouns
  1. denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenols: ethanol; quinol

Origin of -ol

from alcohol

British Dictionary definitions for -ol (2 of 2)


n combining form
  1. (not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1

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Scientific definitions for -ol


  1. A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.

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