eugenol


eu·ge·nol

noun \ˈyü-jə-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of EUGENOL

:  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

eu·ge·nol

noun \ˈyü-jə-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EUGENOL

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

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