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Definition of "enol" []

  • An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enol" in a sentence
  • "A paper entitled "The Detection of Ethylketen and enol-Crotonaldehyde in the Vapour-phase Photolysis of trans-Crotonaldehyde" reported some of my work in 1968 after I had moved on to graduate school."
  • "We could show spectroscopically that the enol-aldehyde of methylglyoxal was really the enzyme's product49."
  • "The formation of an enol may explain the anti-microbial properties since enols are known to show disinfectant properties."