• Polyol

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈpɒlɪɒl/

    Origin

    From - + ol + -.

    Full definition of polyol

    Noun

    polyol

    (plural polyols)
    1. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound having three or more hydroxyl functional groups; a polyhydric alcohol.
      • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA 2003, p. 258:a team at the Ames Research Center in California announced that the Murchison rock also contained complex strings of sugars called polyols, which had not been found off the Earth before.
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