a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid, CHCHOHCHCHO, obtained by condensation of acetaldehyde: used as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as a hypnotic and sedative
Origin of aldolFrench ; from ald(éhyde), aldehyde + -ol, -ol
- A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid, C4H8O2, obtained from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery and as a solvent.
- An organic compound containing an alcohol and a carbonyl group, especially a beta-hydroxy aldehyde.
- A chemical reaction that produces a beta-hydroxy carbonyl compound as an intermediate or final product.
Origin of aldolald(ehyde) + –ol1.
From aldehyde + -ol (“alcohol”)