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OL

or OL., O.L.

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Definition for OL (2 of 5)

-ol1

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

1
Short for alcohol or phenol

Definition for OL (3 of 5)

-ol2

variant of -ole2.

Definition for OL (4 of 5)

Ol.

abbreviation

(in prescriptions) oil.

Origin of Ol.

From the Latin word oleum

Definition for OL (5 of 5)

O.L.

or o.l.


abbreviation

(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)

-ol1

suffix forming nouns

denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenolsethanol; quinol

Word Origin for -ol

from alcohol

British Dictionary definitions for OL (2 of 2)

-ol2

n combining form

(not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
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Medical definitions for OL (1 of 2)

-ol 22

suff.

Variant of-ole

Medical definitions for OL (2 of 2)

-ol 11

suff.

An alcohol or phenol:glycerol.
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Scientific definitions for OL

-ol

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