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oleyl alcohol

[ oh-lee-il ]
/ oʊˈli ɪl /
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noun Chemistry.
an unsaturated, fatty alcohol, derived from oleic acid, C18H36O, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Origin of oleyl alcohol

First recorded in 1900–05; ole(um) + -yl
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