Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
an alcohol characterized by the trivalent atom group,
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
ter·ti·ar·y al·co·hol(tĕr'shē-ă-rē al'kŏ-hol)
Methanol bearing three substitutes on its carbon atom.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Alcohol containing the trivalent group ≡COH.
See also: alcohol
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners