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 (ăl′dôl′, -dōl′, -dŏl′)
1. A thick, colorless to pale yellow liquid, C4H8O2, obtained from acetaldehyde and used in perfumery and as a solvent.
2. An organic compound containing an alcohol and a carbonyl group, especially a beta-hydroxy aldehyde.
3. A chemical reaction that produces a beta-hydroxy carbonyl compound as an intermediate or final product.


1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless or yellowish oily liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of rubber accelerators, as an organic solvent, in perfume, and as a hypnotic and sedative. Formula: CH3CHOHCH2CHO. Systematic name: 3-hydroxybutanal
2. (Elements & Compounds) any organic compound containing the functional group -CHOHCH2CHO
3. (Chemistry) (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CHOHCH2CHO: aldol group or radical; aldol reaction.
[C19: from ald(ehyde) + -ol1]


(ˈæl dɔl, -dɒl)

a colorless, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, C4H8O2, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber vulcanizers and accelerators, and in perfumery.
[1870–75; ald(ehyde) + -ol1]
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Noun1.aldol - an oily colorless liquid obtained by the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehydealdol - an oily colorless liquid obtained by the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde; contains an alcohol group (-OH) and an aldehyde group (-CHO)
acetaldol - unsaturated aldol
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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