secondary alcohol


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sec·on·dar·y al·co·hol

an alcohol characterized by the bivalent atom group,

sec·on·dar·y al·co·hol

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē al'kŏ-hol)
An alcohol characterized by the bivalent atom group, -CH(OH)-.
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