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Any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group with a hydroxyl group attached to the adjacent carbon atom; an alpha-hydroxy ketone.
Early 20th century. From French acyloïne from acyle + -oïne (in benzoïne, the molecule of which contains two phenyl groups linked by the acyloin structure).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.