Definition of -ol in English:

-ol

suffix

Chemistry
  • 1Forming names of organic compounds:

    1. 1.1 Denoting alcohols and phenols.
      ‘glycerol’
      ‘retinol’
    2. 1.2 Denoting oils and oil-derived compounds.
      ‘benzol’

Origin

-ol from (alcoh)ol; -ol from Latin oleum oil See also -ole.