allyl alcohol: Meaning and Definition of

al'lyl al'cohol

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless liquid, CHO, having a pungent, mustardlike odor irritating to the skin and mucous membranes, usually obtained from allyl chloride by hydrolysis: used chiefly in organic synthesis in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals. Also called
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