[ ret-n-awl, -ol ]
/ ˈrɛt nˌɔl, -ˌɒl /
Chemistry. a yellowish oil, C32H16, obtained by the distillation of resin, used as a solvent and as an antiseptic.
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Retinol, ret′i-nol, n. a hydro-carbon oil used in printers' ink.
British Dictionary definitions for retinol
Word Origin for retinol
C19: from Greek rhētinē resin + -ol 1
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Medicine definitions for retinol
[ rĕt′n-ôl′, -ōl′ ]
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Science definitions for retinol
[ rĕt′n-ôl′ ]
See vitamin A.
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