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carvacrol

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noun car·va·crol \ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl, -ˌkrōl\

Definition of carvacrol

  1. :  a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (as thyme) and used especially as a fungicide and disinfectant



Origin of carvacrol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin carvi (specific epithet of Carum carvi caraway) + Latin acr-, acer sharp — more at caraway, edge


First Known Use: 1854


Medical Dictionary

carvacrol

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noun car·va·crol \ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl, -ˌkrōl\

Medical Definition of carvacrol

  1. :  a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (as thyme) and used as a fungicide and disinfectant




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