- any alcohol bearing a homologous relation to methanol, as diethyl carbinol
Origin of carbinolGerman from carbin (name used by A. Kolbe, 19th-c. German chemist, for the methyl radical) + -ol
- See methanol.
- An alcohol derived from methanol.
(usually uncountable, plural carbinols)
- (obsolete, organic chemistry, uncountable) The compound methanol.
- (obsolete, organic chemistry, countable) Any substituted methanol.