or OL., O.L.
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Definition for OL (2 of 5)
a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
Definition for OL (3 of 5)
variant of -ole2.
Definition for OL (4 of 5)
(in prescriptions) oil.
Origin of Ol.
From the Latin word oleum
Definition for OL (5 of 5)
(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
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenolsethanol; quinol
Word Origin for -ol
British Dictionary definitions for OL (2 of 2)
n combining form
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
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Medical definitions for OL (1 of 2)
An alcohol or phenol:glycerol.
Medical definitions for OL (2 of 2)
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Scientific definitions for OL
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
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