A group of prenol
derivatives in which
in the general formula
is greater than 4 and in which the residue that carries the hydroxy group is saturated, i.e. 2,3-dihydropolyprenols.
The collective term prenol should not be used without qualification to include dolichols since these are derivatives of prenols
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