propyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C3H8O, used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.

Origin of propyl alcohol

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for propyl alcohol

propyl alcohol


A clear colorless liquid used as a solvent and as an antiseptic.propanol
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Science definitions for propyl alcohol

propyl alcohol

See propanol.
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