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enol

Pronunciation: e'nol

Definition: A compound possessing a hydroxyl group (alcohol) attached to a doubly bonded (ethylenic) carbon atom (–CH=CH(OH)–); properly italicized when attached as a prefix or infix to an otherwise complete name, enolpyruvate, phosphoenolpyruvate; usually in equilibrium with its keto tautomer.

[-ene + -ol]

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