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[meth-uh-nawl, -nol] /ˈmɛθ əˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/

noun, Chemistry.
a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH3OH Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol

“methyl alcohol,” 1892 (adopted that year by the international scientific community), from methyl + -ol, suffix denoting “alcohol.”

methanol meth·a·nol (měth’ə-nôl’, -nōl’)
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. Also called carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol.
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as a general solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol. Chemical formula: CH4O.


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