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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 and Etymology 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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of eugenol Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about eugenol


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