- Old Latin.
- (in prescriptions) oil.
- (in prescriptions) the left eye.
- a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
- variant of -ole2.
suffix forming nouns
- denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenolsethanol; quinol
n combining form
- (not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum “oil” (see oil (n.)).
- A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.