lauryl alcohollau·ryl alcohol
a white solid, CHO, having a low melting point and yielding a pleasant-smelling liquid: used in the manufacture of detergents, perfumes, etc.
Origin of lauryl alcohol; from Modern Latin Laurus (see lauric acid) + -yl
A colorless solid alcohol, C12H26O, used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.
Origin of lauryl alcohollaur(el) + –yl.
- (organic chemistry) 1-dodecanol