Meaning of -ol

-ol

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  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).

-ol

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  1. var. of.

OL

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  1. Old Latin.

Ol.

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  1. (in prescriptions) oil.

O.L.

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  1. (in prescriptions) the left eye.
  2. Old Latin.
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