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eugenol

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noun eu·ge·nol \ˈyü-jə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of eugenol

  1. :  a colorless aromatic liquid phenol C10H12O2 found especially in clove oil and used commercially in flavors and perfumes and in dentistry as an analgesic



Origin of eugenol

International Scientific Vocabulary eugen-, from New Latin Eugenia, genus of tropical trees


First Known Use: 1886


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eugenol

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noun eu·ge·nol \ˈyü-jə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of eugenol

  1. :  a colorless aromatic liquid phenol C10H12O2 found especially in clove oil and used in dentistry as an analgesic




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