Definition of Airol in English:

Airol

noun

Pharmacology
  • 1A greyish-green powder consisting of a basic iodide and gallate of bismuth, used chiefly as a topical antiseptic, either in solid form or as an ointment.

  • 2Tretinoin.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From German Airol, apparently an arbitrary formation. Compare:2 apparently independently reintroduced for a different and unrelated substance.

Pronunciation

Airol

/ˈɛːrɒl/