[ trahy-awl, -ol ]
/ ˈtraɪ ɔl, -ɒl /
a compound having three hydroxyl groups.
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British Dictionary definitions for triol
/ (ˈtraɪɒl) /
any of a class of alcohols that have three hydroxyl groups per moleculeAlso called: trihydric alcohol
Word Origin for triol
from tri- + -ol 1
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Science definitions for triol
[ trī′ôl′, -ōl′ ]
An alcohol containing three hydroxyl groups (OH) per molecule.
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