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Glossary: alcohol, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

alcohol

(AL-kuh-hol)

A chemical substance found in beer, wine, and liquor, and some medicines, mouthwashes, household products, and essential oils (scented liquid taken from plants). Alcohol contains a carbon atom attached to a hydroxyl group (a molecule made of an oxygen atom and a hydrogen atom).

2006-09-10

2010-08-27