• Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a chemical with the formula CH3OH (often abbreviated MeOH).
  • Methanol is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable liquid with a distinctive odor very similar to that of ethanol (drinking alcohol). However, unlike ethanol, methanol is highly toxic and unfit for consumption.
  • Methanol is produced naturally in the anaerobic metabolism of many varieties of bacteria, and is commonly present in small amounts in the environment. As a result, there is a small fraction of methanol vapor in the atmosphere.
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    Definition of methanol in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmethanolsPREmeth-SUF-ol
    1. (organic chemistry) 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.
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      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Standards for methanol extracted pigments chlorophyll a, c 2 . peridinin, β carotene, diatoxanthin and diadinoxanthin were used for quantifying pigments which were normalized per cell.
        • Qualitative chemical tests were conducted for aqueous and methanol extracts to identify the various phytoconstituents.
        • Hence, the current study was undertaken to evaluate the antiulcerogenic and anti-ulcer properties of aqueous and methanol extracts of stem bark Piptadeniastrum africanum .
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ol
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en methanols
          2. en methanolic
          3. en methanolate
          4. en methanolized
          5. en methanolysis
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          Meaning of methanol for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "methanol" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
          Definiteness: Level 1
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