C32H16
Retinol Ret"i*nol, n. [Gr. ??? resin + L. oleum oil.] 1. (Chem.) A hydrocarbon oil {C32H16}, obtained by the distillation of resin, -- used as a solvent, as an antiseptic, and in printer's ink. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. One of the compounds which function as vitamin A. Called also {vitamin A}, {vitamin A1} and {vitamin A alcohol}. See {vitamin A1}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • vitamin A alcohol — Retinol Ret i*nol, n. [Gr. ??? resin + L. oleum oil.] 1. (Chem.) A hydrocarbon oil {C32H16}, obtained by the distillation of resin, used as a solvent, as an antiseptic, and in printer s ink. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. One of the compounds which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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