In chemistry, a mol is unit symbol for the amount of substance, termed a ‘mole’, which contains an Avogadro number of elementary units. 
The term ‘mol’, supposedly, was first used in 1895 by German physical chemist Walther Nernst, a truncation of the 1893 term gram-molecule (a term used previously by German physical chemist Wilhelm Ostwald). Nernst also used the term "g-mol" in his introduction of the ideal gas law. 
Etymologically, the term "mol" is said to derive from the German mol, meaning small mass.
● Avogadro’s constant
● Social Avogadro number
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(b) Ostwald, Wilhelm. (1893). Hand- und Hilfsbuch zur ausführung physiko-chemischer Messungen (Handbook and Support for Making Physico-Chemical Measurements) (pg. 119). Leipzig.
● Mole (unit) – Wikipedia.