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1) alcohol. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages. Also called ethanol, ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. 2. Intoxicating liquor containing alcohol. 3. Any of...

2) alcohol. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alcohol, any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R-OH, where R represents an alkyl group made up of carbon and hydrogen in various proportions...

3) blood alcohol concentration. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...abbr. BAC The concentration of alcohol in the blood, expressed as the weight of alcohol in a fixed volume of blood and used as a measure of the degree of intoxication...

4) fetal alcohol syndrome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fetal alcohol syndrome, (FAS), pattern of physical, developmental, and psychological abnormalities seen in babies born to mothers who consumed alcohol during pregnancy....

5) ethyl alcohol. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...ethyl alcohol (ETH-uhl) The kind of alcohol made by fermentation of the sugar in grains; the fermentation is brought about by the enzymes in yeast. 1 Alcoholic drinks...

6) methanol (wood alcohol). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...methanol (wood alcohol), methyl alcohol, or wood alcohol, CH3OH, a colorless, flammable liquid that is miscible with water in all proportions. Methanol is a monohydric...

7) amyl alcohol. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of eight isomers of the alcohol composition C5H11OH, one of which is the principal constituent of fusel oil....

8) alcohol dehydrogenase. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde, the first step in the metabolism of alcohol by the liver....

9) ethyl alcohol. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See alcohol (sense 1)....

10) fetal alcohol syndrome. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...abbr. FAS A pattern of birth defects occurring as a result of excessive alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy and characterized by growth retardation,...

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