lauryl alcohol
noun Date: 1922 a solid alcohol C12H26O

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  • lauryl alcohol — [lôr′əl] n. [< ModL Laurus (see LAURIC ACID) + YL] a white solid, C12H26O, which has a low melting point and yields a pleasant smelling liquid: used in the manufacture of detergents, perfumes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — noun a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticals • Syn: ↑1 dodecanol • Hypernyms: ↑alcohol * * * noun 1. : a crystalline compound CH3(CH2)10CH2OH made by reduction of ethyl laurate; normal dodecyl alcohol …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — lau·ryl alcohol .lȯr əl , .lär n a compound C12H26O also a liquid mixture of this and other alcohols used esp. in making detergents (as sodium lauryl sulfate) …   Medical dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — /lɒrəl ˈælkəhɒl/ (say loruhl alkuhhol) noun a crystalline aliphatic alcohol, CH3(CH2)10CH2OH, used in the manufacture of detergents …   Australian English dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — /lawr il, lor /, Chem. a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C12H26O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents. [1920 25; …   Universalium

  • lauryl alcohol — noun 1 dodecanol …   Wiktionary

  • lauryl alcohol — lau′ryl al′cohol [[t]ˈlɔr ɪl, ˈlɒr [/t]] n. chem. a compound, C12H26O, used chiefly in making synthetic detergents • Etymology: 1920–25; laur(ic acid)+ yl …   From formal English to slang

  • Lauryl glucoside — Lauryl glucoside[1] IUPAC name (2R,3 …   Wikipedia

  • lauryl thiocyanate — noun A salt of lauryl alcohol used as a disinfectant • • • Main Entry: ↑laurel …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauryl — lau·ryl lȯr əl, lär n the monovalent group C12H25 derived from lauryl alcohol see SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE …   Medical dictionary

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