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An alcohol, such as ethylene glycol or catechol, containing two hydroxy groups per molecule.
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(Chemistry) chem any of a class of alcohols that have two hydroxyl groups in each molecule. Also called: glycol or dihydric alcohol
[from di-1 + (alcoh)ol]
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|Noun||1.||diol - any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule|
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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