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lau'ryl al'cohol



Pronunciation: (lôr'il, lor'-), [key] Chem.
a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C12H26O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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