methanol etymology

English word methanol comes from English methane, English -ol

Detailed word origin of methanol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
methane English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.. (organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
-ol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An alcohol or phenol. Indicating an oily substance.
methanol English (eng) (organic compound) The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.

Words with the same origin as methanol

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