a combining form representing alcohol, in compound words (alcogas), sometimes with the sense “using alcohol as fuel” (alcoboat; alcotruck).
- Alcock’s canal
alcock’s canal Alcock’s canal Al·cock’s canal (āl’kŏks’, ôl’-) n. See pudendal canal.
Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, ethanol, fermentation alcohol. a colorless, limpid, volatile, flammable, water-miscible liquid, C 2 H 5 OH, having an etherlike odor and pungent, burning taste, the intoxicating principle of fermented liquors, produced by yeast fermentation of certain carbohydrates, as grains, molasses, starch, or sugar, or obtained synthetically by hydration of ethylene […]
- Alcohol amnestic syndrome
alcohol amnestic syndrome alcohol amnestic syndrome n. An amnestic syndrome resulting from alcoholism and vitamin deficiency whose complications may include peripheral neuropathy and cerebellar ataxia.
- Alcohol dehydrogenase
an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol and other alcohols to acetaldehyde using NAD+, the first step in the metabolism of alcohol by the liver.