polyalcohol
noun Date: 1900 an alcohol (as a diol) that contains more than one hydroxyl group

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  • polyalcohol — /pol ee al keuh hawl , hol /, n. Chem. polyol. [1895 1900; POLY + ALCOHOL] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyalcohol — noun An alcohol containing several hydroxy groups (typically more than two) Syn: polyhydric alcohol, polyol …   Wiktionary

  • polyalcohol — An aliphatic or alicyclic molecule characterized by the presence of two or more hydroxyl groups; e.g., glycerol, inositol. [G. polys, much, many + alcohol] * * * poly·al·co·hol .päl ē al kə .hȯl n an alcohol (as ethylene glycol) that contains… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyalcohol — poly·alcohol …   English syllables

  • polyalcohol — ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary poly + alcohol : an alcohol (as ethylene glycol) that contains more than one hydroxyl group * * * /pol ee al keuh hawl , hol /, n. Chem. polyol. [1895 1900; POLY + ALCOHOL] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sugar alcohol — A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group. Its general… …   Wikipedia

  • polyol — /pol ee awl , ol /, n. Chem. an alcohol containing three or more hydroxyl groups; a polyhydric alcohol. Also called polyalcohol. [POLY + OL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sugar alcohol — noun a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group; sugar alcohols are commonly used as sugar substitutes in food, often in combination with artificial sweeteners. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • threitol — noun A polyalcohol with the molecular formula CHO, primarily used as an intermediate in the chemical synthesis of other compounds …   Wiktionary

  • alditol — The polyalcohol derived by reduction of an aldose; e.g., sorbitol. SEE ALSO: aldose reductase. * * * al·di·tol (alґdĭ tol) the polyhydroxy alcohol produced by reduction of the aldehyde group of an aldose …   Medical dictionary

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