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retinol

[ret-n-awl, -ol]
noun
  1. vitamin A.
  2. Chemistry. a yellowish oil, C32H16, obtained by the distillation of resin, used as a solvent and as an antiseptic.
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Origin of retinol

1830–40; < Greek rhētī́n(ē) resin + -ol1
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Historical Examples

  • Retinol, ret′i-nol, n. a hydro-carbon oil used in printers' ink.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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British Dictionary definitions for retinol

retinol

noun
  1. another name for vitamin A2
  2. another name for rosin oil
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek rhētinē resin + -ol 1
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retinol in Medicine

retinol

(rĕtn-ôl′, -ōl′)
n.
  1. vitamin A
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retinol in Science

retinol

[rĕtn-ôl′]
  1. See vitamin A.
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