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An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
e·nol′ic (ē-nŏl′ĭk) adj.
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(Elements & Compounds) any organic compound containing the group -CH:CO-, often existing in chemical equilibrium with the corresponding keto form. See keto-enol tautomerism
[C19: from -ene + -ol1]
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e•nol(ˈi nɔl, ˈi nɒl)
an organic compound containing a hydroxyl group attached to a doubly linked carbon atom.
[1935–40; appar. < Greek (h)én one (neuter) + -ol1]
e•nol•ic (iˈnɒl ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||enol - an organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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