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petrobutanol

[pe-troh-byoot-n-awl]
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noun
  1. See under butanol(def 2).
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butanol

[byoot-n-awl, -ol]
noun Chemistry.
  1. butyl alcohol.
  2. butanol that is made from fossil fuels (petrobutanol) or from certain plants or algae (biobutanol), and which is used as an alternative to gasoline.
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Origin of butanol

First recorded in 1890–95; butane + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for petrobutanol

butanol

noun
  1. a colourless substance existing in four isomeric forms. The three liquid isomers are used as solvents for resins, lacquers, etc, and in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C 4 H 9 OHAlso called: butyl alcohol
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Word Origin

C19: from butan (e) + -ol 1
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petrobutanol in Science

butanol

[byōōtə-nôl′, -nōl′, nŏl′]
  1. Either of the two butyl alcohols that are derived from butane and have a straight chain of carbon atoms. Butanols are used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Chemical formula: C4H10O.
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