OL

or OL., O.L.

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Old Latin.

Ol.

(in prescriptions) oil.

Origin of Ol.

From the Latin word oleum

O.L.

or o.l.

(in prescriptions) the left eye.

Origin of O.L.

From the Latin word oculus laevus

-ol

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

1
short for alcohol or phenol

-ol

2

variant of -ole2.
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British Dictionary definitions for ol

-ol

1

suffix forming nouns

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

Word Origin for -ol

from alcohol

-ol

2

n combining form

(not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
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Word Origin and History for ol

-ol

word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)).

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ol in Science

-ol

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