-ol
I. noun suffix Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from alcohol chemical compound (as an alcohol or phenol) containing hydroxyl <
glycerol
>
<
cresol
>
II. — see -ole III. noun combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oleum oil — more at oil hydrocarbon chemically related to benzene <
xylol
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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