polyol

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From poly- +‎ -ol.

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polyol (plural polyols)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound having three or more hydroxyl functional groups; a polyhydric alcohol.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA 2003, p. 258:
      a team at the Ames Research Center in California announced that the Murchison rock also contained complex strings of sugars called polyols, which had not been found off the Earth before.

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