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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aldol  \Al"dol\,  n.  [Aldehyde  +  -ol  as  in  alcohol.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless  liquid,  {C4H8O2},  obtained  by  condensation  of  two 
  molecules  of  acetaldehyde:  CH3CHO  +  CH3CHO  =  H3CH(OH)CH2CO; 
  also  any  of  various  derivatives  of  this  The  same  reaction 
  has  been  applied,  under  the  name  of 
 
  {aldol  condensation},  to  the  production  of  many  compounds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aldol 
  n  :  an  oily  colorless  liquid  obtained  by  the  condensation  of  two 
  molecules  of  acetaldehyde  [syn:  {acetaldol}] 




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