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lau·ryl alcohol(lôr′əl, lŏr′-)
A colorless solid alcohol, C12H26O, used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.
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lauryl alcohol(ˈlɔːrɪl; ˈlɒ-)
(Elements & Compounds) a water-insoluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of detergents; 1-dodecanol. Formula: CH3(CH2)10CH2OH
[C20: from laur(ic acid) + -yl]
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lau′ryl al′cohol(ˈlɔr ɪl, ˈlɒr-)
a compound, C12H26O, used chiefly in making synthetic detergents.
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|Noun||1.||lauryl alcohol - a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticals|
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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