glycol etymology

English word glycol comes from English -ol, Ancient Greek γλυκύς

Detailed word origin of glycol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An alcohol or phenol. Indicating an oily substance.
γλυκύς Ancient Greek (grc)
glycol English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any aliphatic diol.. (organic compound) A thick, colourless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds and used as an antifreeze; ethylene glycol.

Words with the same origin as glycol

Descendants of -ol
aldol androstanol anethole archaeol caldarchaeol cannabidiol carotenol catecholamine catecholate diol dodecanol fucusol gingerol hypergolically ichthyol lanolin laurinol lonchocarpol menthol mesitylol methanol neomenthol pratol sesamol